Crack Cocaine and Crack worth $75k Seized by Police

Thunder Bay News Update

Thunder Bay District Court House on Brodie Street South
Thunder Bay District Court House on Brodie Street South

THUNDER BAY – $75,000 worth of street drugs have a new home. As a result of action by the Thunder Bay Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, along with Nishnawbe-Aski Police and Anishinabek Police, there is a significant quantity of those illegal drugs now in the police-lockup. In addition, police seized Police also seized a large quantity of Canadian currency believed to be upwards of $50,000.

Police officers executed two search warrants in the city’s south side early Friday morning.

The warrants were issued as a result of an ongoing drug investigation by the Thunder Bay Police Service, OPP, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and Anishinabek Police Service.

The warrants focused on residential locations in the 200 block of Simpson Street and 100 block of Bethune Street.

As a result of those searches, police located a significant quantity of crack and crack cocaine with an estimated potential street value of $75,000 CAD.

Michael Anthony PRAHAY, 28, of Toronto, is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Trafficking Cocaine.

Tracey Lee-Ann DERUITER, 47, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance of the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000.

Shawn Allan Thomas MAYBEE, 37, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking. Obstructing a Peace Officer, and Probation Order Non-Compliance.

Courtney Earl ADAMS, 30, of Toronto, is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.