Cocaine bust takes $50k off the streets

Thunder Bay Police cocaine bust

Thunder Bay police cocaine bustTHUNDER BAY – Crime – A cocaine bust has taken $50,000 worth of the drug off Thunder Bay streets. Thunder Bay Police are reporting that $50,000 worth of cocaine has been seized. The drug bust came about as a result of a traffic stop on John Street. 

Cocaine Bust 

Police report a search of a car found the stash of cocaine.  James Buta, a 51 year old Beardmore man faces charges. The suspect has been remanded in custody.

In other police news, Thunder Bay Police report that charges have been laid in an assault incident between an individual and a Thunder Bay Transit driver.

The charges came after police completed investigating an assault on a city bus on February 5th, 2013. Just before 9:00PM, officers attend on George Street to investigate an incident involving a city bus driver and a passenger. It is alleged that when the bus driver confronted the passenger to pay for the bus ride, she was assaulted by the male passenger.

A 46 year old Thunder Bay man was arrested and charged with assault. He will appear in court on March 30th, 2013.

Overnight, Thunder Bay Police were busy handling disturbing the peace, liquor and drug calls. 

Thunder Bay Police Crime Map Jan 8-9 2013
Thunder Bay Police Crime Map Jan 8-9 2013

Police make arrest in Macs Robbery

The Thunder Bay Police have also shared that they have made an arrest in the Oliver Road Mac’s Robbery that occurred on January 22nd, 2013 and the Beverly Street Mac’s Break and Enter on January 29th, 2013.

At 2:00AM on February 6th, 2013, officers attended a north side residence and arrested a 21 year old Thunder Bay male. He was escorted to the Balmoral Police Station.

He has been charged with:
– Robbery 
– Disguise with Intent
– Break and Enter

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