(KENORA, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning of the Thunder Bay Courthouse via video from the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police detachment is 23-year-old Brandon McDonald.


His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Trevor Jukes, and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.

A warrant had been issued for McDonald’s arrest, which was executed, bringing him into OPP custody in Kenora.

Charges Mcdonald is facing are:

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking x3
  • Possession of a controlled substance

The Crown is opposed to McDonald’s release and states concerns on both the primary and secondary grounds.


Primary concerns indicate that the Crown has concerns about whether or not McDonald would show up for his next court date. Secondary concerns indicate that the Crown believes the likelihood of McDonald to re-offend or become a public safety issue is substantial.

McDonald also has a number of outstanding charges, that were not read into the court record.

Duty Counsel requests a remand to tomorrow in Kenora bail court.

His Worship, Justice of the Peace Donio remands McDonald into custody for his court appearance tomorrow.

McDonald is brought back into his cell to await prisoner transport to the Kenora District Jail, where he will spend the night before appearing in court tomorrow.