(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On December 17th, 2019, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service stormed a suspected trap house on Limbrick Street, unit 18B where Dana Fiddler was the registered resident of the Thunder Bay Housing property. Below is our report from that bust.
Yesterday, as we reported, a suspected trap house was raided by the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) as a part of Project Disruption.
Project Disruption is a joint effort between numerous police services in an effort to crack down on out of town gangs, drug dealing and guns.
Unit 18B in the housing project known as ‘Limbrick’ was raided by police yesterday. They seized around 900 grams of cocaine. Around 110 grams of that cocaine was found on 33-year-old Richard Dawson, a resident of Toronto with links to the drug trafficking trade. About 1,294 oxycodone pills were located in the home, 34 of which were located on Alli-Todd. The value of the drugs is pegged at around $176,000.
Four people were charged, three from southern Ontario along with a woman from Thunder Bay. List of people charged:
- 35-year-old Richard Dawson, a resident of southern Ontario.
- 30-year-old Conrod Webley, of southern Ontario (spelling not confirmed.
- 25-year-old Ryan Alli-Todd, a resident of Toronto, Ontario. (history at the end of the article).
- 29-year-old Dana Fiddler, the registered tenant of the housing unit. (pictured).
All 4 are facing the following charges:
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).
- Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000 (Canadian currency).
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (oxycodone).
Webley was additionally charged with:
- Resist police arrest by pulling away.
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (unnamed substance).
The four suspects appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom this morning via video link while in police custody at the Thunder Bay Police Service station. Senior Regional Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron was presiding over matters along with Crown Attorney Katrina “Lock ’em UP!” VanKessel and the skillful criminal defence lawyer Brennen Sacevich fulfilling the role of duty counsel.
All four suspects were denied release from jail today and the Crown cited all three grounds of concerns. The Crown has concerns regarding if the suspects will return to court, re-offend, become a public safety concern or all. Further, the Crown stated that there are tertiary ground concerns, which means that if the suspects should be released, that the public may lose confidence in the administration of justice.
Webley was arrested after a short police chase and charged in the Toronto-area in 2008 after police located an illegal firearm on him. He allegedly had a 9mm Glock.
They were all ordered to remain in jail for the time being with various dates scheduled in the near future to begin answering to their charges. The Crown had court orders made that prohibit the co-accused from communicating with each other while in jail. They have been “Locked UP!” after VanKessel’s hard work this morning, at least for now.
Webley had two lawyers fly up from Toronto, Ontario to represent him at a bail hearing that happened on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. Courtroom 105 was where the bail hearing was set to run in front of Her Worship, Zelda Kitchekeesic. The brilliant mind of criminal defence lawyer Devin Bains was representing Conrod Webley. Federal Crown Attorney Arturo Acosta was representing the public prosecution.
A publication ban was quickly ordered on the proceedings which limits the details that can be published at this point. Webley was ultimately released from jail on a total of $120,000 but only $20,000 paid with the $100,000 marked as an “I.O.U.”, to be paid if he breaches his bail conditions. He was released under two sureties and his bail conditions are:
- Reside with one of his sureties in Toronto, Ontario.
- Be amenable to the rules of his surety.
- Do not contact or communicate in any way with Richard Dawson, Ryan Alli-Todd or Dana Fiddler.
- Do not be within 100 meters of anywhere those three people might be except for required court appearances.
- Do not possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada.
- Do not attend Thunder Bay, Ontario and upon your release be gone from Thunder Bay, Ontario within 24 hours.
- Provide Thunder Bay Police Service with a complete travel itinerary when coming to Thunder Bay, Ontario for court appearances that include return flight information with a copy of the electronic ticket, hotel reservation and hotel room information. If travelling by car, required information will be date and time of estimated arrival and departure, make, model and license plate information of vehicle and address of accommodations while in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
- Notify Thunder Bay Police Service of any change in travel that is delayed due to weather or any other circumstances.
- Travel information for court appearances must be provided to the Thunder Bay Police Service at least 48 hours before arrival in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
- You may not attend or remain in Thunder Bay, Ontario more than 2 days ahead or after any court appearances.
- Do not possess any weigh scales, hydroponic growing equipment or other illicit drug paraphernalia.
Webley had $20,000 paid at the court house and each surety pledged $50,000 each, to be paid if he breaches his conditions. He is scheduled to return to the Thunder Bay Courthouse on March 13th, 2020 at 9:30 am in courtroom 105 to continue answering to the charges laid on him.
HISTORY article dated June 28,2019:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Toronto man arrested, charged with breach and property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call for service at a Limbrick Place home just before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27.
While attending that call officers learned a male at the home was in violation of a release condition, which required him to reside at a Toronto address. The man was arrested.
Through the course of their investigation officers observed a large sum of money.
Further investigation by the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Intelligence Unit located paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.
Police seized about $9,000 CAD.
Ryan ALLI-TODD, 25, of Toronto is charged with:
- Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000.
- Probation Order: Non-Compliance.
- Failing to Comply with Bail Condition Recognizance.
He appeared in court Friday and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.
With files from TBPS