North Bay OPP Police Press Releases

Drug Bust – Names Released

(NORTH BAY, ON) – Two persons arrested for drug trafficking following a traffic stop.

On July 3, 2024, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on general patrol duties on Highway 11, Powassan.

Police observed a silver car travelling northbound on Highway 11 at a high rate of speed. The car was travelling approximately 94 kilometers an hour above the posted speed limit. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop and the vehicle fled.

A short time later, the same vehicle was located on the North Bay bypass. The OPP and North Bay Police Service worked in collaboration to stop the dangerous driver safely and effectively. After arresting the driver, police seized approximately 740 grams of suspected Fentanyl and approximately 22 grams of unidentified pills. The drugs have a total approximate street value of $223,000.

Tsion GIRMA 19-years-of-age of Pickering was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Fail to stop for police
  • Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform stunt – Excessive speed
  • Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available
  • Dangerous operation
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl

Tresean THOMPSON 19-years-of-age of Scarborough was arrested and charged with: Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl.

The accused persons remain in custody and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in North Bay on July 4, 2024.

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