Drug Bust Removes $91,040.00 in Drugs from Streets – TBPS


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THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police along with the Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit have struck another blow in the fight against drugs in our community. Officers in the Drug Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on July 14th on a residential unit in the 400 block of Ambrose Street.

The search of the residence as a result of the warrant resulted in the seizure of 355 Oxycodone 80 milligram tablets, 1,566 Oxycodone 40 milligram tablets, 4 grams of marijuana, a 42 inch LG plasma TV as well as approximately $88,925.00 in Canadian Currency. The street value of the drugs is approximately $91,040.00, according to the Thunder Bay Police Service.

Robert Beauchamp a 57 year of age, formerly from Quebec and now residing in Thunder Bay was present and taken into custody without incident. The suspect made a court appearance today on charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – s 5(2) CDSA, Possession of a Controlled Substance – 4(1) CDSA and Proceeds of Crime Exceeding $5,000.00 – 354(1)(a) CCC. An officer with the Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit is assisting with the Proceeds of Crime charges. Beachamp has been remanded into custody and will appear again in court on Monday July 18, 2011.

The Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit consists of members from The Thunder Bay Police Service, The O.P.P.- Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, The R.C.M.P., The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and The Anishinabek Police Service.