Update: Ottawa Man and Thunder Bay Woman Face Charges in Windsor Drug Bust

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Thunder Bay Police Service Unit 260

How to Recognize Illegal Activities in your Neighbourhood

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – An Ottawa man was among the two suspects arrested following a drug trafficking investigation that led to the search of a Windsor Street home that happened last Thursday.

This report is an update on our Friday story on this report.

Thunder Bay Police report Monday that officers with the Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant at a residential address in the 200 block of Windsor Street just after 7 pm on Thursday, April 28.

The search warrant was obtained as the result of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking activity at that address.

Two suspects were arrested at the scene and transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street.

A search of the home and a vehicle resulted in the seizure of a quantity of suspected cocaine, a quantity of suspected Oxycodone pills, cash, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

The estimated street value of drugs seized totals more than $40,000. The amount of cash seized is believed to total about $40,000 CAD.

Kevin METELUS, 24, of Ottawa, is charged with:

• Possession of Cocaine the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Marilyn Grace WYNN, 43, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

• Possession of Cocaine the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Both appeared in bail court on Friday, April 29 and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates. All accused are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Signs of illegal activity

If a property is being used for an illegal activity there are often some common signs.

Seeing one of these signs doesn’t always mean illegal activity is going on, but if they happen often or together, a problem may exist.

Some common signs of illegal activity include:

  • frequent visitors at all times of the day and night
  • frequent late night activity
  • extensive home security
  • residents that are rarely seen, distant or secretive
  • windows blackened or curtains always drawn
  • neglected property and yard
  • people repeatedly visiting the property who only go to the door for a short time
  • residents who regularly meet vehicles near the property for a short time
  • strange odours coming from the house or garbage
  • garbage that contains numerous bottles and containers, particularly chemical containers
  • putting garbage in a neighbour’s collection area

The Thunder Bay Police Service is continuing to evolve and adapt its response to these threats.  TBPS state, “As long as addictions continue to destroy lives and fuel demand for illicit drugs, Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario will continue to be a lucrative drug market.  This poses an ongoing drain on emergency responders and the community as a whole”.

If you have information you feel Thunder Bay Police, or if you are reading this report from other communities your local police need to know, contact them.

In Thunder Bay contact the Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.

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