Police Arrest Four People and Charge them with Drug Trafficking

Thunder Bay Police Service
Thunder Bay Police Service

More Out-of-Town Drug Dealers Arrested

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Thunder Bay Police Service appears to be moving like a juggernaut against the local illegal drug trade. In recent weeks, police have ramped up the number of arrests and drug busts.

On Monday, police arrested four people, including an Ottawa man and Edmonton man, and charged them with drug-trafficking related offences following an incident.

Officers were originally dispatched to a residential address in the 900 block of John Street following reports of a disturbance and unwanted males inside the home just before 3 am EDT on Monday, September 7, 2020.

When officers arrived they learned at least two of the males were from out of town and were suspected to be in the city for the purpose of drug trafficking.

Officers entered the home and located two males who appeared to be in the process of destroying what police say was suspected cocaine. They were arrested without incident. One of the two males was also found to be in possession of suspected Oxycodone.

Next, police officers located and arrested two other males inside the home. Police also found a quantity of cash and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

As a result, four people face charges:

Farhan AWALEH, 26, of Edmonton, is charged with:

• Unlawfully in Dwelling
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Obstruct Peace Officer

Djilani HAMZA, 24, of Ottawa, is charged with:

• Unlawfully in Dwelling
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Obstruct Peace Officer

Noel Perez, 24, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

• Unlawfully in Dwelling
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Breach of Probation

Scott SHAPWAYKEESIC, 35, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Breach of Probation x 2

All four appeared in bail court on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.

None of the charges have been proven in court.