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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yesterday, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) attended a Thunder Bay Housing unit located on Parsons Ave in tandem with officials from the Thunder Bay District Social Services Board in a joint effort to clear out unwanted ruckus.

Information has hit our news desk that indicate there was people squatting in Katie Methot’s unit, a suspected meth and cocaine trafficker. Methot was in jail at the time that police and housing arrived at the unit. Upon their arrival, they gained access and police investigated who was in the building. A number of people walked free from the scene but at least one was held for bail court this morning.

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Officers arrested and detained 31-year-old Christopher Manning (A.K.A. “Rodney”) of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He was charged after police alleged he gave them a fake name when they probed about who he was. Sources indicate that every police officer in 50 kilometers knows who he is and that it was a stupid move. Police transported him down to the Balmoral police station where he was held pending a morning court appearance.

This morning, Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic was presiding over court along with Crown Attorney Manon Arbour and the talented duty counsel lawyer Stella Vallelungo. Manning appeared via video link while in police custody at the Balmoral street station. He’s facing two charges today, those are:

  • Obstruct police (fake name).
  • Breaching a probation order made on July 20th, 2018 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).

Manning is also alleged to have missed a previous court date in which he is working on sorting out a previous breach of probation charge. The Crown recommends the release of Manning today on a recognizance bail plan, without surety and an I.O.U. for $200. His release conditions are as follows:

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  • Report every Friday to the Thunder Bay Police Service by telephone.
  • Notify the Thunder Bay Police Service of any change of address within 24 hours.

Manning is ordered released from jail and is scheduled to return to court on January 17th, 2019 to begin answering to the new charges, and to continue answering to the existing one.

HISTORY article dated december 12th, 2019

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Allegations arose that 31-year-old Katie Methot was out on bail with a condition to remain in her residence at all times and failed to do so on December 4th, 2019. She was previously released after being charged with trafficking cocaine, meth, and various other charges that we go into detail via our previous article posted at the end of this article.

Methot was arrested by the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) and appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom on December 11th, 2019. Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding along with Crown Attorney Manon Arbour and a duty counsel worker.

She’s facing a single charge of breaching her bail conditions and was not granted release that day. She is now scheduled to appear back in court today, Thursday, December 12th, 2019 for another swing at being released.

HISTORY article dated november 16th, 2019

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – Not long after this duo was arrested under drug trafficking allegations, they have found their way back behind bars. 31-year-old Katie Methot and 30-year-old Samantha Chikane appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via telephone call from the Sioux Lookout detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

They were located together in Southworth Township, despite their previous drug bust resulting in them being ordered not to be in contact with each other. Allegations are that they were in possession of crystal meth and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio was presiding this morning over court matters along with Federal Crown Attorney Alec Hardiejowski, Provincial Crown Attorney Derrick “The Hammer” Silvestro and a duty counsel lawyer.

Both women are facing the following charges:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (crystal meth).
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).
  • Breaching bail conditions (not to contact each other).

Both Crowns stand united and state that both women are in a reverse-onus situation, meaning that they will have to satisfy the courts as to why they should be released from jail.

Duty counsel requests for both women to return to court on Monday in Sioux Lookout to have another swing at being released. Sources indicate that Chikane may be pregnant.

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As the court appearance is finishing, Chikane indicates that she is pregnant.

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(KENORA, ON) (November 8th, 2019) Members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) with assistance from the Kenora Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) the Kenora CSCU and the Dryden Police Service have charged four individuals with drug related offences following an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the City of Dryden and Kenora.

On Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:37 am, police conducted a traffic stop on highway 17A near Highway 658 where four individuals were taken into custody.

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Police located 155.82 grams of Methamphetamine, 11.91 grams of cocaine, 22 fentanyl pills, $1715 in cash and other items associated with the drug trafficking trade. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be over $50,000.

As a result of this investigation, the following have been charged:

Bradley Kevin OUELLETTE, age 47 from Dryden

  •  Sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Methamphetamine
  • Sec 5(2) of the CDSA, Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Fentanyl
  • Sec 4(1) of the CDSA, Possession of Schedule I Substance-Cocaine
  • Sec 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Sec 129(a) CC Resist Peace Officer

Samantha CHIKANE, age 29 from Sioux Lookout

  •  Sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Methamphetamine
  • Sec 5(2) of the CDSA, Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Fentanyl
  • Sec 4(1) of the CDSA, Possession of Schedule I Substance-Cocaine
  • Sec 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Sec 145(5.1) CC Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking Given by Officer in Charge

Bradley JAGER, age 39 from Dryden (photo needed)

  •  Sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Methamphetamine
  • Sec 5(2) of the CDSA, Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Fentanyl
  • Sec 4(1) of the CDSA, Possession of Schedule I Substance-Cocaine
  • Sec 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

Katie METHOT, age 31 from Thunder Bay

  •  Sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Methamphetamine
  • Sec 5(2) of the CDSA, Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Fentanyl
  • Sec 4(1) of the CDSA, Possession of Schedule I Substance-Cocaine
  • Sec 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

OUELETTE appeared in bail court on Friday, November 8, 2019. The other accused are to appear in the Kenora Court on December 12, 2019 to answer to the charges.

Sources indicate that Chikane was in a Jeep with a convicted killer when they had a collision. The police showed up and found a quantity of drugs. Chikane was released while the driver was held in custody. Soon after, she contacted Katie Methot to pick her up. This bust is allegedly the result of that meeting. This bust has ties to the Broadmore Ave trap house raid, the Robertsen street raid, which also had the home owner walk free soon after, and southern Ontario gang members. Chikane just keeps getting released from jail…..

Chikane is no stranger to being busted with drugs. Back in 2010 she was arrested at the Thunder Bay Internationl Airport with oxy’s.

Ouellette has some history too. More on that from this article we published in April of 2018.

Three Accused are facing a combined 27 charges after Dryden Police Services executed a drug warrant on an Orvis Street home.

On Monday April 9, 2017, Dryden Police executed a warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act on the home of Bradley Kevin Ouelette – 46 of Dryden. Seized was a quantity of Methamphetamine, Hydro morphine, Marihuana, cash and several prohibited weapons.

Bradley Ouellette-46 years old of Dryden is charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine,
  • Possession of Marihuana,
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X2,
  • Possession of Prohibited weapons X4,
  • Possession of Schedule I (Percocet),
  • Possession of Schedule I (Hydromorphone),
  • Fail to comply with Weapons Prohibition.

Ouellette remains in custody pending a bail hearing later this week.

Rhonda Zaparniuk – 42 years old of Dryden is charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine,
  • Possession of Marihuana,
  • Possession of Marihuana Resin,
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X2,
  • Possession of Prohibited weapons X4,
  • Possession of Schedule I (Percocet),
  • Possession of Schedule I (Hydromorphone).

Zaparniuk remains in custody pending a bail hearing later this week.

Amanda Lang – 25 years old of Dryden is charged with

  • Possession of Schedule I (Hydromorphone),
  • Possession of Schedule I (Methamphetamine).

Lang was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions. She will appear in court on April 30th, 2017 in Dryden.

The Dryden Police Services encourages the public to report drug trafficking to the Dryden Police Service or Crime Stoppers

Source: Dryden Police Service

Source: OPP

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One Reply to “Parsons Ave Police Presence Arrest”

  1. “he is working on sorting out a previous breach of probation charge.”

    Just another example of Dumpster Bay’s rubber stamp law in action.

    If doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result is insanity, then it’s abundantly obvious that our JPs and judges are nuts. Over and over and over and over – the same sh!t, just different piles. Something seriously needs to be fixed with the broken justice system in this decaying town.

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