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Thunder Bay Police Service Makes Three Recent Drug Seizures, NAPS Assists on One Investigation PDF Print E-mail

 

Release Date:  August 28, 2013

Thunder Bay Police Service # P13062798

Police seize $97,200 in Crack Cocaine

On August 27, 2013 Drug Enforcement Unit officers arrested a Toronto man following a search of an Academy Drive apartment. A search warrant was executed at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday which resulted in the arrest and seizure of drugs and cash. The Thunder Bay Drug Enforcement Unit had been conducting an investigation along with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.

The search of the apartment had resulted in the seizure of $1,685.00 in cash and 324 grams of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $97,200.

27 year old Desmond ESPEUT has been charged with:

· Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2)
· Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000
· Breach of Probation

ESPEUT has been remanded into custody with a court date of August 29, 2013.

The Thunder Bay Drug Enforcement Unit consists of members from The Thunder Bay Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police - Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau.

For Further Information Contact:
Chris Adams, Executive Officer
Thunder Bay Police Service
684-1248

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Release Date:  August 27, 2013

Thunder Bay Police Service # P13062567

Police seize $659,000.00 in Oxycodone

Originating Service: Thunder Bay Police Service - Intelligence Unit

On August 26, 2013 Drug Enforcement Unit officers arrested two Serbian nationals in Thunder Bay in connection with a drug trafficking investigation. The arrest of the males took place without incident at 9:35 a.m. in a Memorial Avenue parking lot. A search warrant was executed later in the day which resulted in a major drug seizure.

Investigators were able to seize a total of 3,299 Oxycodone pills with a street value of $659,000.00. It is alleged that the pills were destined for drug distribution in Thunder Bay. The bulk of the seizure took place after a search of a Memorial Avenue motel room after the arrest of the two males.

79 year old Andy Ljubomir RADIC and 73 year old Branislav VUKSANOVIC have been charged with:

· Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2)
· Trafficking CDSA 5(1)
· Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000

RADIC and VUKSANOVIC have been remanded into custody with a court date of August 29, 2013.

The Thunder Bay Drug Enforcement Unit consists of members from The Thunder Bay Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police - Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau.

For Further Information Contact:
Chris Adams, Executive Officer
Thunder Bay Police Service
684-1248

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Release Date:  August 22, 2013

Thunder Bay Police Service # P13061602

Police seize $290,00.00 in Cocaine from Brampton man.

On August 21, 2013 Drug Enforcement Unit officers arrested a 37 year old Brampton Ontario man who was in possession of approximately 3 kilograms of cocaine. This stemmed from an investigation that was initially commenced in April 2013 on two males who were believed to be trafficking Cocaine in Thunder Bay.

Officers received information that a male was in possession of a package. This male was located as he was walking along Mountdale Avenue. His identity was confirmed by police and he was arrested without incident. The male was searched incident to arrest and a package containing approximately 2,923 grams of cocaine was located in a duffle bag that the male was carrying. The street value of the cocaine is approximately $292,300.00.

Investigation revealed that the male had flown to Thunder Bay from Toronto earlier in the day and was staying at a local hotel.

Kevin JONES 37 years of age a resident of Brampton Ontario is facing criminal charges of;

· Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking s. 5(2) CDSA

JONES was held in custody and had a court appearances on August 22, 2013. He has been remanded into custody and will appear in Thunder Bay court on Friday August 23, 2013.

Investigation continues.

The Thunder Bay Drug Enforcement Unit consists of members from the Thunder Bay Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police - Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau.

For Further Information Contact:
Name: Staff Sergeant Murray Brown
Phone Number: 807-684-1314

 

Submitted by:

J.R. George, Sgt.

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service

Media Relations

 

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