Drugs and Gun Seized by Police on North May Street

Thunder Bay News

Thunder Bay Police took a suspect into custody at a South May Street restaurant on May 25, 2019
Thunder Bay Police took a suspect into custody at a North May Street restaurant on May 25, 2019 - Photo supplied by a Netnewsledger NewsHawk.

THUNDER BAY – Police have provided details to a dangerous situation which happened on May Street North yesterday afternoon. Thunder Bay Police along with the OPP, Nishnawbe Aski Police, Anishinabek Police all are engaged in a growing effort to keep dangerous and illegal drugs and guns out of Thunder Bay and regional communities.

On Tuesday, Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a laneway in the 100 block of Heron Street following multiple reports of a fight involving two males, one of whom who was believed to be in possession of a loaded handgun, just before 5:30 pm.

Thunder Bay Police say that the males had entered a black pick-up truck and fled the area before officers arrived, but the suspect vehicle was spotted by officers minutes later in the Tim Hortons drive-thru on 321 May Street North. At this point officers contained the area and conducted a high risk arrest.

The three occupants of the pickup truck were arrested without incident, but officers did locate a live round of ammunition on one of the passengers.

Meanwhile, officers received another report from a resident who said they located a handgun outside of their home a short distance away from where the initial incident took place. Officers seized the firearm, which was loaded and had a live round in the chamber.

As the result of the ongoing investigation police seized Xanax bars and suspected crack cocaine. The seized drugs have an estimated street value of about $4,800. About $2,265 CAD was also found during the search.

A 21-year-old Ajax. Ont, woman is charged with:

• Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
• Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
• Prohibited or Restricted Firearm: With Ammunition
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of a Schedule IV Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

A 23-year-old Toronto man is charged with:

• Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
• Probation Order Non-Compliance
• Pointing a Firearm
• Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
• Prohibited or Restricted Firearm: With Ammunition
• Possession of a Schedule IV Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Firearm/ Ammo Contrary to Prohibition Order

A 17-year-old male from Toronto has been charged with:

• Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Failing to Comply with Condition x 2
• Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
• Prohibited or Restricted Firearm: With Ammunition
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
• Possession of a Schedule IV Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking

All three accused will appear in court today.