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Home takeover disrupted, cocaine seized

Police seize nearly $30,000 worth of suspected cocaine Wednesday morning.
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THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICE
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Police disrupted a home takeover and seized nearly $30,000 worth of suspected cocaine following a welfare check Wednesday morning. 

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Community Oriented Response and Engagement (CORE) Unit were dispatched to a home in the 200 block of Pearl Street just before 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29 to conduct a welfare check. 

The welfare check was related to ongoing concerns that a resident may have become the victim of an ongoing home-takeover situation. 

When police arrived, they observed multiple people inside the residence. An investigation identified a male and female suspect who were believed to be involved in drug trafficking activities. 

The suspects were later found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected cocaine, cash and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking. 

The pair was arrested and transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street. 

The estimated street value of the drugs seized totaled more than $28,000 CAD. 

Amanda Dawn MARTIN, 38, of Thunder Bay, is charged with: 

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking 
• Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon knowing it Possession is Unauthorized 

John Martin RECOLLET, 40, of Thunder Bay, is charged with: 

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking 
• Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon knowing it Possession is Unauthorized 
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 

Both appeared in bail court on Thursday, June 30 and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates. 

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