Two Southern Ontario Males Face Charges for Property Obtained by Crime

Thunder Bay Police Service

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Two men, one from Toronto and the other from Woodbridge face charges of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000.

Thunder Bay Police arrested the two southern Ontario men, and seized nearly $30,000 in cash suspected to have been obtained through crime, amid an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Intelligence Unit observed two suspects connected to a drug trafficking investigation in the area of 1165 Arthur Street West just before 10:40 am EDT on Monday, August 31, 2020.

The two males were arrested without incident a short time later.

As a result of their ongoing investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s vehicle around 5 pm that same day. From that search, police seized a quantity of cash believed to be between $25,000 and $30,000 CAD and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

Matthew Ryan FITZPATRICK, 32, of Toronto, is charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000.

Umar Salim MALIK, 27, of Woodbridge, Ont., is charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000.

Both appeared in bail court on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, and were remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Thursday, September 3, 2020.

None of the charges have been proven in court.