Thunder Bay Police Arrest More Toronto Drug Dealers

Police seized this handgun which was loaded from one of the suspects
Police seized this handgun which was loaded from one of the suspects - Image TBPS

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police Service officers encountered another potentially very dangerous scene in Westfort on Friday.

Officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Frederica Street in the late evening hours of Friday, September 20, 2019 following reports of unwanted persons in an apartment unit.

When police arrived they learned that none of the people inside the apartment were tenants and that the actual tenant was not present.

Eleven people were found in the apartment and those individuals were subsequently removed from the apartment.

While speaking with two males who identified themselves as being from the Greater Toronto Area, officers noticed paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking and a quantity of a substance believed to be cocaine. Police also located and seized more than $1,400 CAD.

Police then found a loaded handgun with a bullet in the chamber in the possession of one of the males.

Through the course of their investigation officers located a local woman who claimed she was watching the apartment for the tenant.

The investigation also revealed the identity the two Toronto-area males provided to police was false. As a result, they face additional charges of obstructing police.

Sohaib MOLOWI, 18, of Mississauga, Ont., is charged with:

• Carry Firearm, Weapon, Restricted Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
• Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With
• Prohibited or Restricted Firearm With Ammunition
• Unauthorized Possession of Firearm Licence
• Unauthorized Possession of Firearm – Registration
• Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
• Obstruct Peace Officer

Elyaw YUSUF, 22, of Mississauga. Ont. is charged with:
• Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Breach of Probation

Alexandria WELSH, 26, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:
• Theft Under $5,000
• Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking

All three appeared in court Saturday and were remanded into custody with a future appearance date. None of the charges have been proven in court.