Police Busy with another Drug Bust and another beating over weekend


Thunder Bay Police ServiceTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Police in the Thunder Bay area had a busy weekend. Police were busy with another drug bust and another beating incident over weekend.

On October 28, 2011 Drug Enforcement Officers executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on a residence on Saari Road in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge. Officers located a Marijuana Grow Operation in existence at the location. A 54 year old male was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident.

Police seized 93 Marijuana plants in various stages of growth as well as approximately 1.5 lbs of cultivated marijuana. The estimated street value of all marijuana is approximately $95,000.00.

The male has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking- Marijuana s. 5(2) CDSA and Production of Marijuana s. 7(1) CDSA. His next court appearance will be December 13, 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.

As well, Thunder Bay Police report that a local youth was a victim of a robbery over the weekend. At approximately 1:00AM on October 29, 2011, a seventeen-year-old male was walking home from a party on the city’s north side. He was jumped by approximately five native Canadian males while walking through the construction zone on the new site of the Superior Emergency Medical Services building on Junot Ave South.

TBPS report, “The youth was assaulted and his personal belonging taken. During this altercation, the victim was thrown to the ground and kicked several times. He passed out and woke up 5 hours later and continued to walk home. The youth was later taken to hospital for medical. He has since been released from the hospital”.

If anyone has information about this incident or the identity of the males responsible please call Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477

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