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Bail hearing set for woman facing charges connected to drug trade shooting

Molly O’Brien, 29, is facing a raft of firearm-related offences following a search carried out at a residence in the 700-block of Catherine Street on May 11.
Thunder Bay Courthouse (Matt Vis,

THUNDER BAY - A Peterborough woman facing a number of firearm and drug-related offences connected to an attempted murder investigation will have a bail hearing on Wednesday.

Molly O’Brien, 29, is charged with one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, possession of a firearm with knowledge its possession is unauthorized, prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition and a breach of probation.

O’Brien was charged on May 11 in connection to a shooting that left a man with two gunshot wounds on May 3 near the hospital.

O’Brien appeared in Thunder Bay court by audio on Friday, May 22, and had her counsel, Tyler Woods, set a bail hearing for May 27.

Her co-accused Jacob Daniel Wattie, 24, and Terry Allen Pelto, 32,  each face a charge of attempt murder in connection to the shooting.

Police were initially dispatched to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre after a man had crashed his vehicle into a barricade in the hospital’s property on Sunday, May 3.

Officers determined the male’s injuries were the result of a firearm.

Natalie Salatino, 29, was also charged with firearm and drug-related offences in connection to the investigation.

Wattie, Salatino and O’Brien all face a charge of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 after police carried out a search in the 700-block of Catherine Street on May 11.





Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Karen Edwards reports on court and crime under the Local Journalism initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada.
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