(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have arrested a 55-year-old Daniel Montgomery and charged him with cocaine trafficking related charges.
Police have obtained search warrants on three separate properties, and are in the midst of investigating all three.
Montgomery appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning, Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron was presiding.
He is facing the following charges:
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine) x2
- Possesssion of proceeds of crime over ($5000) (Canadian currency)
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (weed drugs under 3 kilos)
The Crown Attorney is not consenting to his release at this point, based on the secondary grounds. Secondary grounds indicates that the Crown believes the likelihood of Montgomery to either reoffend or become a public safety concern is substantial.
Furthermore, the Crown tells the courts that he is requesting that Montgomery be held for 3 days so that police may further their investigation, and that more charges could be coming.
Duty counsel tells the court that Montgomery does not consent to the 3 day hold, as that would take them into the weekend, which would be longer than three days, which is what the law allows.
A remand until Friday is suggested by duty counsel as an alternative.
The Crown stands firm in their request that Montgomery be held for 3 days, and suggests that the matter be put over to the next available date after the three days, which would be Monday.
Justice of the Peace Caron grants duty counsels request for the matter to be put over until Friday. Montgomery will remain in jail until at least Friday.
Montgomery is escorted back to his cell, where he will wait to be transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail.
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