Cocaine, Cash and Paraphernalia Seized in Ambrose Street Drug Bust

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Thunder Bay – On January 22, 2021, Thunder Bay Police Service officers seized fentanyl and cocaine, and arrested three suspects, including a Toronto youth, following the search of a north-side home.

Officers with the Emergency Task and Intelligence Units, along with support from the OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, executed a search warrant at about 3:20 pm on Friday, January 22, 2021 at a residential address in the 300 block of Ambrose Street.

The search warrant came as a result of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking activity from that home.

When police entered the home they located three suspects – two males and a female. During their investigation, police learned an adult male they had arrested lied about his identity.

All three accused were transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street.

As a result of their search, police located and seized a quantity of fentanyl, a quantity of cocaine, cash and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

Helen Estelle CHARETTE, 42, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:
• Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Shaun Reol EVERETT, 39, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:
• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Failure to Comply with a Judicial Release

A 17-year-old Toronto male is charged with:
• Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
The youth cannot be named in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

All three appeared in bail court on Saturday, January 23rd, the Toronto youth and CHARETTE were remanded into custody, while EVERETT was released with conditions, with future appearance dates.

All charges remain accusations. The accused are under law considered innocent until proven guilty.

If you have any information about the trafficking of fentanyl or any other illicit drugs in Thunder Bay, call the TBPS Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-807-684-1204. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000. You may also report online at: http://www.p3tips.com/273.

Remember, part of the solution to the crime issue is removing illegal drugs from out communities. Then the key is prevention – having the systems in place to make sure youth and our residents don’t feel the need to use those drugs.