(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Sometime around 4:00 pm officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and Anishnabek Police Service stormed the Midtown Inn.
This time, their focus was on the third floor and the fifth floor. Both floors are no stranger to criminal activity and police handcuffs.
Although we can’t say for certain that police seized drugs or guns, what we do know is that they took about 4 people into custody. Sources at the Midtown Inn tell us that a woman nicknamed “Chicky” and a suspected southern Ontario gang member “Troy”(pictured) were arrested. We know Troy(that’s his street name, his government name will be confirmed tomorrow) was previously busted alongside Zara Keshk during drug raids in November of 2018.
The photo of Troy we obtained features him hanging around the front desk of the Midtown Inn, mingling with the now-deceased maintenance man who died of an overdose while using the “down” that’s being sold in the building. Kenneth Aylott, the manager of the building, denies any association with the suspected gang members that appear to have overrun the building. Since Aylott got arrested for allegedly trafficking contraband tobacco out of the building, our sources at the Midtown Inn, say that his presence is rare.
Keshk is the bartender at the Pier which is located inside the Midtown Inn. She was not arrested during this raid but is still going to court for her previous matter. Below is the media release from “Troy’s” previous arrest in Thunder Bay.
On Monday November 12, 2018 Police executed search warrants on the 700 block of Pacific Avenue and the 200 block of Finlayson Street. A total of 8 people were arrested, 5 of whom were from the Greater Toronto Area.
In addition to those arrested, Police seized $22,000 in Canadian currency, paraphernalia indicative of drug trafficking, 170 grams of a substance believed to be Fentanyl with a street value of $85,000, 130 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine with a street value of $9,800 and more than 500 pills believed to be Oxycodone with a street value of $5,000.
The following persons were arrested and charged:
- Jay Alexander, 18, of North York, Ont.
- Anusanth Arulnothayarajakumar, 21, of Scarborough, Ont.
- Zara Keshk, 28, of Thunder Bay
- Walter Kis, 60, of Thunder Bay
- Quwayne Miller, 24, of Scarborough, Ont.
- Wendy Sampara, 51, of Thunder Bay
- Aaron Small, 21, of Scarborough, Ont.
The 8th person arrested is a youth and thus cannot be identified.
All persons were charged with:
- Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking X 2
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000
Keshk was charged with an additional Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. All the drugs were found in Keshk’s home on Finlayson and she was arrested nearby at Tim Horton’s. She had her young son in back seat of car when TBPS arrested her.
In addition Aaron Small was arrested on outstanding warrants issued by the OPP for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking X 4 and proceeds of Crime over $5,000.
All accused appeared in court today and were remanded into custody.