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Drug Dealers Dropping Like Dominos in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police are knocking down drug dealers like dominos. Today, Drug Enforcement Unit officers arrested a Toronto man following a search of an Academy Drive apartment.   A search warrant was executed at 11:00EDT on Tuesday. That effort resulted in the arrest or a suspect, and the seizure of drugs and cash. 

The Thunder Bay Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit had been conducting an investigation along with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.

The search of the apartment had resulted in the seizure of $1,685.00 in cash and 324 grams of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $97,200.

Twenty-seven year old Desmond Espeut has been charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2)
  • Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000
  • Breach of Probation

Espeut has been remanded into custody with a court date of August 29, 2013.

The Thunder Bay Drug Enforcement Unit consists of members from The Thunder Bay Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police – Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau.

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