(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A heavy police presence was felt on Dease street yesterday where 2 Toronto Crips gang members were arrested.
Yesterday, the Thunder Bay Police Service Intelligence Unit with the assistance of the Emergency Tactical Unit executed a search warrant on a residence located on the first block of Dease Street.
When police entered the residence a total of eight people were found to be inside, two of which were youths.
A small amount of crack cocaine, contaminated paraphernalia indicative of drug trafficking and approximately $10,000 to $15,000 in Canadian currency were seized.
Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Denette Maslach was presiding, along with Federal Crown Attorney Ron Poirier and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.
All 5 people appeared by video from the Thunder Bay Police Service station this morning.
The following people were charged:
- Yoqub Mohamed (Toronto Crips Gang Member)
- Walter Baxter
- Lorraine Perrault aka Chief
- Anthony Gillespie (Toronto Crips Gang Member)
- Jeff Perreault
They are all facing the following charges:
- Possession of proceeds of crime (Canadian currency) over $5000
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
Baxter was also charged with:
- Failure to comply with probation (Keep the Peace and be of good behaviour)
The Crown has all three grounds of concerns with Gillespie and Mohamed, and only secondary and tertiary ground concerns with the rest.
Primary ground concerns means that the accused is likely not to return to court. Secondary ground concerns indicate the accused is likely to become a public safety concern or reoffend. Tertiary ground concerns tells us the Crown believes the public will lose faith in the administration of justice if the accused were to be released.
All of these people have been remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow(Friday, October 26th, 2018) to attempt achieving bail.
Anyone with photos of these people, please send them to us firstname.lastname@example.org
The investigation is continuing.
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