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City police seize loaded handgun and $78,000 in drugs

By CJ Goater May 21, 2024 | 6:00 PM

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The Thunder Bay Police Service has successfully seized a loaded handgun and various illegal drugs valued at roughly $78,000 following a drug trafficking investigation into a GTA resident.

City police’s Intelligence Unit identified a suspect traveling to the area believed to be involved in drug trafficking activity.

The investigation determined the suspect was expected to arrive in Thunder Bay on Saturday, and they were located and arrested that morning.

Following the arrest police seized a loaded handgun, along with quantities of suspected cocaine, crack cocaine, and fentanyl.

As a result, a 27-year-old Brampton resident has been charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Weapon
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Transporting a Firearm in a Careless Manner
  • Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Device
  • Breach of a Release Order

The accused appeared in court and remains in custody with a future court date.