Pair arrested for drug trafficking offences following traffic stop

Published
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 13:00
Incident Number
P21024019
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2021-01-25

Police arrested and charged two people with drug-trafficking related offences following a traffic stop Sunday afternoon.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were in the area of Donald and McKellar Streets and conducted a traffic stop just before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24 after observing a vehicle being driven without a front licence plate.

When officers spoke to the motorist they learned she did not have a licence because she was a suspended driver.

The driver was arrested without further incident and police learned she was in possession of a quantity of cocaine.

A male passenger was also arrested and found to be in possession of a significant quantity of cash believed to have been obtained via drug-trafficking activity. An investigation also revealed the male accused provided police with a false name.

Both accused persons were transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street.

Jason Alexander SAGNA, 20, of Brampton, Ont., is charged with:

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

Christina Lee TONEGUZZI, 41, of Red Rock, Ont., is charged with:

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
• Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Prohibited

Both appeared in bail court on Monday, Jan. 25 and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.

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