Disturbance Call Leads to Arrest
THUNDER BAY – NEWS – In response to a disturbance call at a south side residence, Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) officers arrested a 15-year-old male involved in drug trafficking activities. The incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 29, at a residential address in the 200 block of May Street South.
Officers from the Primary Response Branch were dispatched to the apartment around 2:30 p.m. after reports of a possible disturbance. Upon arrival, they encountered the teen, suspected of engaging in drug trafficking within the apartment, potentially part of a home takeover situation.
Following a brief struggle, the teen was arrested, taken into custody, and transported to TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street.
Seizure of Drugs and Paraphernalia
During the arrest, police discovered a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, fentanyl, cash, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking activities. The items were seized by the police as evidence.
Criminal Charges and Penalties
The 15-year-old Toronto male is facing multiple charges under the Criminal Code of Canada:
- Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
- Obstruct Peace Officer
- Resist Peace Officer
- Unlawfully in a Dwelling
- Failure to Comply with a Release Order (x3)
If convicted, these charges carry significant penalties, including fines and potential imprisonment, reflecting the seriousness of drug trafficking offences.
The accused appeared in bail court on Saturday, Sept. 30, and was remanded into custody, with a future appearance date set.