Suspicious activity leads police to $20K worth of crack cocaine, cash

Published
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 10:45
Incident Number
P20048379
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-07-06

Police arrested and charged a Toronto man and Windsor man Saturday after an officer spotted suspicious activity in an area known for suspected drug trafficking.

An officer with the TBPS’s Uniform Patrol Branch was in the area of the 800 block of McLaughlin Street just after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 when he spotted two individuals in a parked vehicle. Due to a number of factors, the officer suspected they were witnessing the trafficking of illicit narcotics.

Further investigation revealed the pair were in possession of a large quantity of cash and suspected crack cocaine.

Police seized the cash and drugs, and arrested the two accused males.

One male attempted to flee from officers, but was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

The estimated potential street value of the suspected crack cocaine seized totals more than $20,000. The cash seized totals more than $13,000 CAD.

Sayed Mohd Hasan JAWHARY, 18, of Toronto, is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 and Resist a Peace Officer.

Khaliel Noble JAMES, 24, of Windsor, Ont., is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000.

Both appeared in bail court on Sunday, July 5 and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.

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