(THUNDER BAY, ON) – UPDATE WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2019.
ALLEGED CRACK DEALING GANG MEMBER “SWISH” RELEASED ON 5000$ BAIL.
MICHAEL PRAYHAY RELEASED ON 2500$ cash deposit and 2500$ no deposit bail today by Her Worship Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic.
He is returning with his wife back to Scarborough. He has a 10pm to 7am curfew along with other conditions.
DRUG BUST AT 219 FINLAYSON SEES THE SCARBOROUGH “SWISH” SENT TO THE SLAMMER.
Appearing this morning Wednesday January 30,2019 via video from the Thunder Bay Police Station in Courtroom 104 is 28 year old MICHAEL PRAYHAY of Carabob Court in Scarborough, Ontario.
PRAYHAY is a muscular black man wearing a white T-shirt. He goes by the street name “SWISH”.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron is presiding. Federal Crown Ron Poirier, Provincial Crown Emily Delaney are here. Duty Counsel Lianne Roberge is acting as agent for PRAYHAY’s lawyer Gil Labine.
PRAYHAY was charged yesterday by TBPS
-Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2, of crack cocaine and cocaine.
-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a call for service at 219 Finlayson Street just before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
Responding officers were allowed into the residence to check on the welfare of people inside. As a result a male at the residence was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking. Officers found the male was in possession of a quantity of suspected crack cocaine and a quantity of money.
The Thunder Bay Police Service’s drug unit, with assistance from the OPP, NAPS and APS, later executed a search warrant at the home. As a result of that search officers located about $70,000 in Canadian currency.
Police also seized a quantity of suspected crack cocaine believed to have an estimated street value of about $53,000, and a quantity of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of about $26,000.
Duty Counsel Roberge though the instructions of Gil Labine wants to get a bail hearing tomorrow for PRAYHAY.
Federal Crown Poirier scoffs at that idea and reminds His Worship Caron that this will be a special bail hearing and require more than 2 hours. His Worship agrees with Crown Poirier.
PRAYHAY is being transferred to the Thunder Bay Jail and will appear from there by video tomorrow to try set date for a bail hearing.
GOOD JOB BY ALL POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED
WRITER’S NOTE. The Director of Communications at TBPS actually did a bit of work today. He probably got all filled up on soy early this morning.
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