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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Police arrested and charged three people, including a GTA man with a previous court order prohibiting him from being in the city, following the recent execution of a drug warrant.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Intelligence Unit along with OPP offices searched two rooms at the Midtown Inn, at 61 Cumberland Street North, at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. The rooms subject to this warrant were identified as possibly being linked to drug-trafficking activity.

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The search was part of ongoing investigations continued from Project Trapper. Project Trapper was a recent three-month TBPS Intelligence Unit initiative targeting gang and drug-trafficking activity throughout the city.

Project Trapper investigations were conducted in partnership with members from the OPP, Anishinabek Police Service, and the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service.

As a result of Wednesday’s search, police located and seized a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, about $8,600 CAD, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

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Three accused were arrested at the scene and charged with various drug-trafficking related offence.

Lynda Marie MCCALLUM A.K.A. “Chicky”, 49, of Thunder Bay is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Anusanth ARULNOTHAYARAJAKUMAR A.K.A. “Troy” 22, of Toronto, is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 and Failure to Comply with a Judicial Release.

ARULNOTHAYARAJAKUMAR’s breach was in relation to a condition that he not attend the District of Thunder Bay. This condition came as a result of previous drug trafficking charges laid by the Thunder Bay Police Service in November 2018 from the drug bust at Zara Keshk’s house. Keshk is the bartender at the Pier which is in the same building as the Midtown Inn.

Both MCCALLUM and ARULNOTHAYARAJAKUMAR appeared in bail court Thursday and were remanded into custody with a future appearance dates.

An 18-year-old Richmond Hill man was also arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking. He was released with a promise to appear for a future court date.

History on ARULNOTHAYARAJAKUMAR:

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.

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All persons were charged with:

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  • 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 of the drugs were found in Keshk’s home.

In addition, Aaron Small was arrested on outstanding warrants issued by the OPP for

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking X 4
  • Proceeds of Crime over $5,000.

All accused appeared in court and were remanded into custody.

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More history via Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition:

ALPHABET SOUP DRUG DEALER RELEASED ON BAIL

Appearing handcuffed at an all day bail hearing in Courtroom 501 on Friday January 18,2019 is 21 year old ANUSANTH ARULNOTHAYARAJAKUMAR, of Scarborough.

Because of the length of his name, I dubbed him “ALPHABET SOUP”. (Pictured below)

He also goes by the street name of “PARIS”.

It’s alleged that he was dealing fentanyl and other drugs out of ZARA KESHK’s home on Finlayson Avenue.

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Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio is presiding. Federal Crown Arturo Acosta is present along with famed defence lawyer Chris Avery from Toronto.

ARULNOTHAYARAJAKUMAR is about 6’ tall and slim. He was born in Sri Lanka but is Canadian citizen now. His mother, who is not Canadian citizen and sister are here to support him.

Due to a Section 517 publication ban, evidence and reasons given cannot be published.

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.

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.

ARULNOTHAYARAJAKUMAR is released on 1000$ deposit, 7000$ no deposit bail with very strict conditions. He’s on virtual house arrest in Scarborough and not allowed to attend Thunder Bay except for court.

There was an SUV outside all day running with a man behind wheel who would not come into courthouse. After ANUSANTH ARULNOTHAYARAJAKUMAR received bail, the whole family piled in SUV and left city.

Inside Edition sources indicate that he lives in government subsidized housing.

No other local taxpayer subsidized media is present.

Source: TBPS

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