Mississauga man faces charges after a drug bust in Thunder Bay


Published January 30, 2023 at 9:58 am

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A Mississauga man is one of three people facing charges after a drug bust in Thunder Bay.

An OPP-led provincial, joint forces Guns and Gangs Enforcement Team with members of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service and the Anishinabek Police Service started an investigation into suspected drug trafficking in October 2022.

On Jan. 19, the team, along with Thunder Bay Police Service searched three places in Thunder Bay.

Police seized approximately 3.7 kilograms of suspected cocaine, approximately $50,000 in Canadian currency and a vehicle.

Three people face charges.

Anthony Gillespie, 29, of Toronto, Jonathan Netzereab, 29, of Mississauga and Dane Steele, 32, of Terrebonne, Quebec are charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine – Section 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000 – Section 354 (1)(a) CC

The accused were remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay.

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