THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police are fighting to stem the flow of dangerous and illegal drugs into our city. The Thunder Bay Police Service’s drug unit, with assistance from the OPP, NAPS and APS, later executed a search warrant at a home in the 200 Block of Finlayson Street on the city’s southside.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a call for service at the residence in the 200 block of Finlayson Street just before 11:30 am on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
Responding officers were allowed into the residence to check on the welfare of people inside. As a result, a male at the residence was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking. Officers found the male was in possession of a quantity of suspected crack cocaine and a quantity of money.
As a result of executing the drug warrant, Police officers located about $70,000 in Canadian currency.
Police also seized a quantity of suspected crack cocaine believed to have an estimated street value of about $53,000, and a quantity of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of about $26,000.
Police continue to investigate the suspect’s possible affiliation with Toronto-area gangs.
Michael PRAHAY, 28, of Toronto, is charged with Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.
Prahay appeared in court Wednesday and was remanded into custody with a future court date.