Edmonton man charged amid drug trafficking investigation

Published
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 11:30
Incident Number
P21027113
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2021-02-16

Police arrested an Edmonton man, and seized drugs and cash, on Friday, Feb. 12 amid an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Intelligence and Emergency Task Units observed a male suspect connected to a drug-trafficking investigation in the 500 block of Waterloo Street South just after noon on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.

The suspect was arrested without further incident and transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street. At the time of his arrest, the accused was in possession of a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, cash believed to be exceeding $5,000, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

Police later executed a search warrant at an address in the City of Thunder Bay that was linked to their investigation at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12.

As a result of the search officers located a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, a quantity of suspected fentanyl, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

The estimated potential street value of drugs seized totals nearly $87,000 CAD.

Saydin Abdi BASHIR, 29, of Edmonton, is charged with:

• Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
• Possession of an Identity Document

He appeared in bail court on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

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