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Drug Investigation leads to Seizure of Drugs and Firearms

June 17, 2019

The North Bay Police Street Crime Unit concluded an investigation on June 10th with the arrest of a man and woman from Eldee.

Brendan GARNIER of Eldee, age 39, has been arrested and charged with:

  • Two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking;
  • One count of Possession of a Controlled Substance;
  • Two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm;
  • Two counts of Careless Storage of Firearm;
  • Four counts of Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Prohibited; and
  • Six counts of Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order.
  • One count of Possession of a Controlled Substance;
  • Two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm; and

Shelley Commanda of Eldee, age 36, has been arrested and charged with;

  • Two counts of Careless Storage of Firearm
  • 356 – 80mg oxycodone pills
  • 70 – 5mg Percocet pills.

An ongoing investigation led the North Bay Police Service Street Crime Unit to stop a pick-up truck in North Bay that GARNIER was driving. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of;

The street value of the drugs seized is estimated at $30,000.

Also seized, as offence related property, was the pick-up truck being driven by Brendan Garnier.

North Bay Police Service, with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on Garnier’s residence in Eldee on June 10th. The search of the residence revealed a quantity of controlled drugs and the seizure of two non-restricted firearms with ammunition.

Both accused have been released from custody and will appear in the North Bay Courthouse on July 9th, 2019 to answer to the charges.

Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 and select option 9 to speak to a police officer.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.