Drug-trafficking investigation leads to seizure of Taser

Published
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 14:30
Incident Number
P20054357
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-08-11

Police arrested a local man for illegally possessing a Taser following an investigation into drug trafficking Monday afternoon.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to a residential address in the 200 block of Cumming Street just before 3 p.m. on Monday following reports of possible drug-trafficking activity.

When officers arrived they located and spoke to a male suspected to be connected to their investigation.

Police learned the male was in possession of a functioning Taser. The weapon was seized and the accused was arrested without further incident.

Police later discovered the male was in possession of a quantity of suspected crack cocaine.

Kelly Joseph LACARIA, 42, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon, Possession of Cocaine, Breach of a Firearm Prohibition Order x 4, Breach of Probation x 2.

He appeared in bail court on Tuesday, Aug. 11 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date. 

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