Police Nab Seven in Ambrose Street Drug Raid

Thunder Bay Police Service

THUNDER BAY – Police are continuing their ongoing war on illegal drugs in Thunder Bay.

On Sunday night, Thunder Bay Police Service officers arrested 7 persons following reports that an Ambrose Street residence had been taken over by a group of drug traffickers. Police responded to public complaints about the suspected drug activity at the home which police say had been taken over by the accused.

Those arrested included three youth from southern Ontario, two of whom were breaking sentencing or probation orders. Also arrested were two Thunder Bay males, and an 18-year-old Toronto man.

The subsequent investigation by investigators including members of the TBPS Intelligence Unit resulted in the seizure of a substance believed to be crack cocaine with a value of approximately $9,000 and cash believed to be over $5,000.

18-year-old Javoi Jeremiah ELWOOD of Toronto is charged with:

  • Possession (cocaine) for the purposes of trafficking
  • Proceeds of crime under $5,000
  • Being unlawfully in a dwelling house
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • 5 counts of Breach of probation

23-year-old Brendan Bryan GRAVELLE-SONEGO of Thunder Bay is charged with:

  • Possession (cocaine) for the purposes of trafficking
  • Proceeds of crime over $5,000
  • Being unlawfully in a dwelling house
  • Mischief under $5,000

35-year-old James Edward WABOOSE of Thunder Bay is charged with:

  • Possession (cocaine) for the purposes of trafficking
  • Proceeds of crime over $5,000
  • Being unlawfully in a dwelling house
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Breach of probation

A 16-year-old male from Brampton is charged with:

  • Possession (cocaine) for the purposes of trafficking
  • Proceeds of crime over $5,000
  • Being unlawfully in a dwelling house
  • Mischief under $5,000

A 2nd 16-year-old male from Mississauga is charged with:

  • 2 Counts: Possession for purposes of trafficking
  • Proceeds of crime over $5,000
  • Being unlawfully in a dwelling house
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • 2 Counts: Failure to comply with a Judicial Release
  • Fail to comply with a Sentence Order

A 17-year-old male from Brampton is charged with:

  • Possession (cocaine) for the purposes of trafficking
  • Proceeds of crime over $5,000
  • Being unlawfully in a dwelling house
  • Mischief under $5,000

A 15-year-old male from Toronto is charged with:

  • Possession (cocaine) for the purposes of trafficking
  • Proceeds of crime over $5,000
  • Being unlawfully in a dwelling house
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Failure to comply with a Judicial Release

All accused have been remanded into custody with future court dates. None of the charges have been proven in court.

Perhaps the message here to the public is that if you see what you suspect is illegal drug activity in your neighbourhood, contact the police and let them investigate.