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Police seize cocaine valued at nearly $200K, arrest two

A 34-year-old from the Greater Toronto Area and a 15-year-old from Thunder Bay were arrested after police searched a business on Algoma Street South and a home on Bay Street

THUNDER BAY — City police arrested two people, including one 15-year-old, and seized quantities of cocaine worth nearly $200,000 after multiple searches on Thursday.

The busts came as the result of an investigation into drug trafficking activity in the city, the Thunder Bay Police Service said in a Friday news release.

Police said officers obtained a warrant and searched a business on the 100 block of Algoma Street South just after 4:30 p.m., where cash and cocaine were seized and the two were arrested.

A subsequent search was carried out at a Bay Street home just over half an hour later, which led to officers seizing cocaine, a fraudulent driver’s licence, bullets, paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking, and a luxury watch with an estimated value of $85,000.

A vehicle was also searched, which led to more cocaine being found.

The cash that was seized is estimated to total about $50,000.

A 34-year-old from the Greater Toronto Area, and a 15-year-old from Thunder Bay, each face multiple charges including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

The 34-year-old appeared in court on Friday and remains in custody. The teen has been released on conditions with a future court date scheduled.


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