Three arrested, more than a pound of Fentanyl seized by police

Published
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:00
Incident Number
P20045423
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-06-18

Police have arrested and charged three people, including a Toronto man, in connection with an investigation that led to the seizure of more than a pound of Fentanyl Wednesday.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Intelligence and Emergency Task Units executed a search warrant at a residential address in the 100 block of Brodie Street South just before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17. The search was the result of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking activity.

When officers entered they located and arrested two male suspects. A third suspect, a Thunder Bay woman, was arrested as she was returning to the home.

A search of the home led to the seizure of suspected Fentanyl, more than $15,000 CAD and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

The significant quantity of Fentanyl seized totals more than 550 grams, which has an estimated potential street value of more than $275,000.

Jeson BELJOUR, 22, of Toronto, is charged with:

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

Nicole Ann BIZZARRINO, 31, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

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

Kenneth Clarence ILLSON, 35, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

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

All three appeared in bail court on Thursday, June 18 and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.

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