Matthew Kwasi ASARE-BOAH Arrested in Thunder Bay on Drug and Weapons Charges


Another Toronto Man Faces Drug Trafficking Charges

Thunder Bay – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police arrested a Toronto man, Matthew Kwasi ASARE-BOAH, and seized a quantity of cocaine, fentanyl and a non-firearm prohibited weapon following a traffic stop late Thursday night.

Officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were in the area of the 1000-block of Simpson Street just before 11:30 pm EST on Thursday, January 28, 2021 when they observed a suspicious vehicle.

Further investigation revealed the vehicle was possibly connected to drug-trafficking activity.

The traffic stop was conducted without incident.

Upon investigation, police learned the male driver was in possession of a quantity of cash believed to have been obtained through criminal activity.

Police also found that the driver was in possession of suspected Percocet pills, a quantity off suspected fentanyl, a quantity of suspected cocaine, and a quantity of suspected heroin.

The man was arrested and transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street.

Police also found the accused to be in possession of a non-firearm prohibited weapon.

Matthew Kwasi ASARE-BOAH, 32, of Toronto, is charged with:

• Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Carrying a Concealed Weapon
• Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
• Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon in a Motor Vehicle
• Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Heroin for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2
• Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order x 2
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

He appeared in bail court on Friday, January 29, 2021 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

All suspects and accused are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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