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Cocaine and Fentanyl seized in drug bust

The investigation led to police securing judicial authorization in the form of a search warrant for a residence in the 800 block of Algonquin Avenue in North Bay.
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When police got a tip about a quantity of cocaine, they secured judicial authorization in the form of a search warrant for a house in the 800 block of Algonquin Avenue.

On Saturday, April 13 the search warrant was executed. Three people were arrested and charged.

Nassir Nassir and Brittany Epple were found in the residence and arrested. Stephan Bird was arrested on April 15.

Found and seized from the residence was;

  • 60grams of cocaine
  • 17grams of purple fentanyl
  • $315 in cash.

The estimated street value of the drugs seized is $17,800.

Stephen Bird, 55, of North Bay is charged with;

  • possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine; and
  • possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime;

Brittany Epple, 30 of North Bay is charged with;

  • possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine; and
  • possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime

Nassir Nassir, 23 of North Bay is charged with;

  • possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine;
  • possession for the purpose of trafficking in fentanyl; and
  • possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime

Brittany Epple has been released from custody and will appear in the North Bay Courthouse on April 23.

Stephen Bird has been released from custody and will appear in the North Bay Courthouse on May 28.

Nassir Nassir remains in custody pending a bail hearing.

North Bay Police Chief Shawn Devine said “Fentanyl is in North Bay and the surrounding area and is becoming all too common. Fentanyl is extremely potent and dangerous and has been linked to deaths and overdoses in our area. It poses dangers for people using this drug, police and first responders attending calls dealing with this drug and with its lethal potency certainly is dangerous to innocent bystanders.”

If you have information that may assist police with investigations involving this potentially lethal drug you can call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555.




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