North Bay man faces drug charges

North Bay man faces drug charges

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Yesterday evening, following an ongoing Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation and the execution of a search warrant at a residence and business on Main Street East, officers with the North Bay Police Service’s Street Crime Unit arrested and charged:

Robert Andrew Szalas, age 50, of North Bay with:

  • Three counts of trafficking;
  • One count of possession of Oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking;
  • One count of possession of marijuana;
  • One count of possession of property obtained by crime; and
  • One count of breach of Officer in Charge undertaking.

It is alleged that from November 22nd to 24th, 2016, the accused was trafficking Oxycodone pills from within his North Bay business.

As a result of the search of the accused’s residence, business and person, police seized:

  • approximately 25 grams of marijuana;
  • 14.5 80-mg Oxycodone pills (with a street value estimated at $1,450);
  • Approximately $30,000 in Canadian currency (yet to be reconciled); and
  • A quantity of unknown pills.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

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Two face drug charges

Yesterday afternoon, following an ongoing Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation and a vehicle stop conducted on Lakeshore Drive, officers with the North Bay Police Service’s Street Crime Unit arrested and charged:

Suzanne S. Marunde, age 52, of Noelville, Ontario with:

  • one count of possession of Oxycodone; and
  • one count of possession of OxyNEO pills for the purpose of trafficking.

Kai Marunde, age 53, of Noelville, Ontario with:

  • one count of possession of Oxycodone;
  • one count of possession of OxyNEO pills for the purpose of trafficking; and
  • one count of possession of property obtained by crime.

Both accused were released from custody with court dates scheduled for January 10th, 2017.

As a result of the search following the accused’s arrests, police seized:

  • 2.5 80-mg Oxycodone pills;
  • 46 OxyNEO pills; and
  • $3,150 in Canadian currency.

The total estimated street value of the drugs seized is $1120.