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Five arrested in Dease Street drug bust

Crack cocaine, cash seized in raid.
Police on uniform

THUNDER BAY – Five people, including a 25 year-old member of the Crips street gang, were arrested and are behind bars after a Dease Street drug bust.

City police said a small amount of crack cocaine, contaminated drug paraphernalia and between $10,000 and $15,000 in cash were seized.

Yaqub Mohamed, a Scarborough, Ont. native and alleged gang member, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Toronto’s Anthony Gillespie, 24, Thunder Bay’s Lorraine Chief, 51 and Jeffrey Perreault, 45, face the same charges.

Thunder Bay’s Walter Baxter, 27, faces those two charges and breach of probation.

All five suspects appeared in court on Thursday morning and were remanded into custody.

A total of eight people were found inside the residence when police descended on the home, located in the first block of the south-side street. Two of those found on the premises were youths.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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