Update: Thunder Bay Police Lay Added Drug Trafficking Charges in Attempted Homicide Investigation

Thunder Bay Police

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Service’s Intelligence Unit reports that they have laid additional drug trafficking-related charges against three people who were arrested amid an ongoing Attempted Murder investigation.

TBPS reports that members of the TBPS Major Crimes Unit, with assistance from the Emergency Task Unit and Intelligence Unit, executed a search warrant at a residential address in the 700-block of Catherine Street in the afternoon hours of Monday, May 11, 2020.

Three suspects were arrested and charged in connection with the ongoing Attempted Murder investigation; meanwhile, members of the Intelligence Unit continued an investigation into ongoing drug trafficking concerns surrounding the three suspects.

As a result of the Intelligence Unit investigation, a quantity of cocaine, crack cocaine, paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking, and cash was located and seized.

The estimated street value of the drugs seized totals more than $30,000 CAD.

A loaded firearm was also located and seized.

Jacob Daniel WATTIE, 24, of Thunder Bay is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.

Molly O’BRIEN, 29, of Peterborough is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.

Natalie Marie SALATINO, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.

All three accused appeared in bail court on Tuesday, May 12, and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates. None of the charges have been proven in court.