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ONE OF THE LARGEST DRUG BUSTS IN THUNDER BAY HISTORY
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ONE OF THE LARGEST DRUG BUSTS IN THUNDER BAY HISTORY

OVER 11 POUNDS OF CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE SEIZED

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  July 22, 2022 (LSNews)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers conducted another drug bust yesterday, Thursday July 21,2022 in the 719 Pacific Avenue.

TBPS Officers seized significant quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine & fentanyl

Officers learned that a male & female suspect were both wanted on warrants by Thunder Bay Police for failing to attend court. But TBPS Media Relations Coordinator Scott Paradis was too lazy to tell the public.

A 43 year old white male, CHAD ALLEN JONES was criminally charged with:

  • -possession of fentanyl for purpose of trafficking
  • -possession of methamphetamine for purpose of trafficking
  • -possession of cocaine for purpose of trafficking
  • -possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
  • -fail to attend court

A 55 year old indigenous female FLORENA MAY PITTEL was criminally charged with:

  • -possession of fentanyl for purpose of trafficking
  • -possession of methamphetamine for purpose of trafficking -possession of cocaine for purpose of trafficking
  • -possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
  • -fail to attend court

A 41 year old CRAIG JOSEPH NOVAK was criminally charged with:

  • -possession of methamphetamine for purpose of trafficking.

NOVAK was released with a future court date.

JONES & PITTEL were both held overnight at Balmoral Police Station and made court appearances this morning, Friday July 22,2022

The court heard this was “one of the largest drug busts” in Thunder Bay history”

PITTEL spent most of her court appearance crying.

They were both remanded into custody and have court appearances on Tuesday July 26,2022

Another good job by hardworking TBPS Officers.

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Murders Thunder Bay vs other Ontario Cities

Thunder Bay maintained its title as the murder capital of Canada in 2018,  For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years

 It has been announced again that Thunder Bay is the Murder Capital of Canada for 2018 in Canada for CMAs with populations between 100,000 to less than 500,000 people

Thunder Bay had the highest rate in that category with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
Barrie with zero
St. Catharines–Niagara  Region with 0.42

 

Thunder Bay has the highest Opiod death Rate in Ontario

Path 525 Thunder Bay Drug Injection Site  Lake Superior NewsIn 2018, 44 people died of opioid overdose in Thunder Bay.

It’s made Thunder Bay the highest per capita opioid death rate in Ontario.

The 44 deaths were a 40 per cent increase from 2017, a year in which Thunder Bay also held the highest provincial rate.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, nearly 3,900 naloxone kits were handed out by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and local pharmacies, 

 

 

Thunder Bay is that the homicide rate for 2017 is down from 2016 when it stood at 6.62 per 100,000

Greater Sudbury's murder rate is  remains one of the lowest in Canada. murder rate was 0.61 per 100,000 people

Thunder Bay as the only Legal Injeciton site in Northern Ontario 

Murders by Ward 2019

  • Homicide #1  Leo Chiodo  Westfort Ward 108th Avenue Mission Island 
  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
  • Homicide #3  Claude Justin KISHIQUEB Current River Ward Cumberland Street
  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
  • Homicide #6  Nazareth Andrew KWANDIBENS Current River Ward  Arundel Street

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