(ATIKOKAN, ON) – This morning as I sat in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom, I learned that the courtroom would be connecting to the Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Atikokan due to the Fort Frances Courthouse having staffing issues. They were apparently unable to hold court today due to the issue. Atikokan matters typically goto Fort Frances.
A 33-year-old Lindsay Phillips appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom via a telephone call from the Atikokan OPP detachment. She was arrested the day earlier under allegations of operating a conveyance while impaired and being in possession of methamphetamine.
Justice of the Peace Ray Zuiliani was presiding over matters this morning along with Crown Attorney Katrina “Lock ’em UP!” VanKessel and criminal defence lawyer Emily Morris who was working the duty counsel table.
Phillips was not released from police custody today and will sit in jail until at least Friday, January 31st, 2020. On that date she is scheduled to appear in a Fort Frances courtroom for another swing at bail.
Court documents illustrate that she has outstanding legal matters before the courts already. It appears her legal matters are piling up.
Methamphetamine is swallowing up the region and as time goes on it is slowly overtaking opiates as the drug of choice for the most addicted. If you are addicted to drugs, seek help. It is possible to recover. The good folks at the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre can help you. Call them today at 807-684-1880.