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Southern Ontarians arrested in drug raid

Arrests made at a residence in the 300 block of Cumberland Street North.

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THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICE
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Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Emergency Task and Intelligence Units, with assistance from the OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, executed a search warrant at a residential address in the 300 block of Cumberland Street North at about 7:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12. 

The warrant was obtained as a result of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking at that address. 

When police entered the home they located three suspects. All three were taken into custody without further incident. 

A search of the home led to the seizure of more than $31,000 in cash, a quantity of suspected cocaine, a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, a quantity of suspected oxycodone pills, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking. 

The estimated potential street value of drugs seized totals about $49,000 CAD. 

A 17-year-old female from Toronto is charged with: 

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking 
• Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking 
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 

She appeared in bail court on Thursday, Jan. 13 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date. 

The identity of the accused is being withheld in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act. 

Gada RAGASA, 29, of Whitby, Ont., is charged with: 

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking 
• Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking 
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 
• Possession with Intent to use Forged Document x 2 
• Possession of an Identity Document x 2 
• Failure to Comply with Release Order 

Believe David Mvita KASHALA, 24, of Brampton, Ont., is charged with: 

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking 
• Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking 
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 

They appeared in bail court on Thursday, Jan. 13, and were remanded into custody with a future appearance date. 

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