THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police say five people have been arrested after a man was bound and assaulted inside a Thunder Bay, Ont., home on Monday.
Officers were dispatched to the south side on Monday afternoon to help a man who had reportedly been bound.
Police say that when officers entered the home they found multiple suspects, and a man who was bound and had sustained injuries consistent with an assault.
They say five suspects were arrested at the scene, including one Ottawa-area youth.
Police say there was evidence of ongoing drug-trafficking in the residence and cocaine was seized during the arrests.
A 17-year-old boy from Ottawa as well as two men and two women from Thunder Bay were charged with several criminal offences.
Those charges include forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking among other offences.
All five appeared in bail court on Tuesday, with a 24-year-old woman released from custody with conditions and a future court appearance date.
The remaining suspects were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 8, 2021.
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