Four arrested, drugs and cash seized following search

Published
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 15:15
Incident Number
P200706888
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-11-18

Police arrested four people and charged them with drug-trafficking related offences following the search of a north-side home Tuesday evening.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Emergency Task Unit (ETU) executed a search warrant at a residential address in the 100 block off Secord Street just before 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The search followed an investigation into drug-trafficking activity by members of the Intelligence Unit and the OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau.

Police located 12 people inside the home. Four were taken into custody and the others were released.

A search of the home resulted in the seizure of a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, a quantity of suspected cocaine, about $12,035 CAD, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

All four accused were transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street.

Rachel Ann ANDERSON, 45, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession off Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Mark Patrick John MYERS, 50, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession off Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
• Failure to Comply with a Judicial Release

J’Vonte RAHAMAN-VERNON, 19, of Toronto, is charged with:

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession off Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
• Obstruct Peace Officer

Robert John SIMS, 31, of Oliver Paipoonge, is charged with:

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession off Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
• Breach of Probation x 3

All four appeared in bail court on Wednesday, Nov. 18 and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.

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