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Westfort Drug Bust

Westfort Drug Bust

Five arrested, drugs and cash seized

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  January 16, 2021  (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  Police seized cash, drugs and arrested five people, including three Toronto-area males, following a search of two Westfort homes Wednesday.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Intelligence and Emergency Task Units, with assistance from the OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, executed a search warrant at a residential address in the 500 block of Gore Street West just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Police executed another search warrant at another home in the 500 block of Gore Street West just before 7 p.m. that same evening.

The search warrants were obtained as a result of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking activity.

When police entered the first home they found multiple people inside. Five suspects were arrested as a result.

One of the male suspects became combative with police during his arrest. The arrest was complete following a brief struggle. During the arrest police learned the suspect was in possession of suspected Percocet pills and cash.

Following a search of the homes, police located more than $10,000 in cash, suspected Percocet pills, a quantity of suspected cocaine, a quantity of suspected crack cocaine and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

A motor vehicle linked to this investigation was also searched. A search of that vehicle led to the seizure of a quantity of crack cocaine, a quantity of cocaine, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.
The estimated street value of drugs seized totals more than $31,600 CAD.

Also located an arrested, inside the home of the second search warrant, was a 65-year-old Thunder Bay man who was in violation of a judicial release order.

His release is connected to an arrest made following an October 2019 search of a Mountdale Avenue Home. The results of that search led to the seizure of a loaded handgun, a rifle, cocaine, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking. The male was subsequently charged with numerous offences related to drug trafficking and firearm possession.

Five suspects were transported to the TBPS headquarters.

Nakhari HENRY-ROBINSON, 21, of Toronto, is charged with:

  • • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • • Possession of Percocet for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • • Resist Peace Officer
  • • Breach of Probation

Omar NEATH, 28, of Toronto, is charged with:

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

Jaquille PENNEY, 27, of Toronto, is charged with:

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

Jessica Anne THROUPE, 33, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

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

Salvatore MIELE, 65, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

  • • Failure to Comply with a Judicial Release

All five appeared in bail court on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.

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