Crimebeat – Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit Makes Drug Bust

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NNLCRIMEbeatTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – A supply of Oxycodone with an estimated street value of $32,000 has been removed from Thunder Bay’s streets. An investigation by members of the Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit which includes 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 resulted in the seizure and arrests.

The Thunder Bay Police Service reports, “Drug Enforcement Officers continue to investigate the illegal trafficking of prescription drugs occurring in the City of Thunder Bay. Officers commenced an investigation into persons who were alleged to be trafficking in Oxycodone tablets. On February 8, 2012 with the assistance of the Thunder Bay Police Community Response Team, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed on a room located in a local south side hotel. A 38 year old male and a 22 year old female who are residents of Thunder Bay were taken into custody”.

A search of the room located approximately 400 Oxycodone 80 mg tablets with a street value of approximately $32,000.00, a small amount of Cocaine, and approximately $11,750.00 in Canadian Currency.

The male and female have been remanded into custody until February 13, 2012 and are facing charges of

• Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking s. 5(2) CDSA
• Possession of Cocaine s. 4(1) CDSA
• Possession of Proceeds of Crime over $5,000.00 s. 354(1) CC
• Breach of Probation s. 733.1(1) CC
• Breach of Undertaking s. 145(5.1) CC

The investigation is continuing.

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