Investigation into home takeover leads to arrest

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 13:45
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2021-04-30

Police arrested a Toronto man following an investigation into a suspected home takeover Thursday morning.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Community Oriented Response (COR) Unit were dispatched to a residential address in the 100 block of Picton Avenue just before 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 29 to assist with the welfare check of the residents living there.

When officers entered they located a male inside who was not a tenant of the residence. Police also located a quantity of suspected fentanyl, a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

A 22-year-old Toronto man was arrested and transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street.

Devante Jamar COOPER, 22, of Toronto, is charged with:

• Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
• Breach of Probation

He appeared in bail court on Friday, April 30, and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.



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