Toronto man facing charges of possession of fentanyl for drug trafficking granted bail

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THUNDER BAY - A Toronto man facing charges of drug trafficking in connection with a Thunder Bay police investigation which led officers to a Limbrick Street residence where nearly $39,000 in drugs was seized by police earlier this month was granted bail on Tuesday.

Following a bail hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 27, Isaac Adje Ankamah, 21, of Toronto was granted release from custody by a justice of the peace.

Ankamah is one of seven people facing charges of possession of cocaine and fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking following an Oct. 1 incident at a Limbrick Street residence. Officers were initially called to check on the welfare of a woman after receiving reports she may have been a victim of forcible confinement, according to a previous police media release.

Officers were led to a Memorial Avenue address but then learned the victim was at another unknown location in distress. An investigation brought officers to the area of Limbrick Street and identified a residence of interest in the 100-block. Police say they were met by a man at the front door who initially told officers he didn’t know the woman police were looking for before stating she was in the home.

The woman’s safety was confirmed by police however during this interaction, officers allegedly saw drugs being tossed from a nearby window, according to a release. The police service’s drug intelligence unit became involved which resulted in the seizure of cocaine and fentanyl estimated at nearly $39,000 from the residence.

Ankamah and six others: Sean Ginter, 27, Kurtis Ginter, 25, Adam Brady, 25, Joanna Anderson, 24, Ashley Lawson, 25, and a 17-year-old male from the Toronto area were all arrested and charged with drug trafficking offences.

On Tuesday, Ankamah was the latest of the seven to be granted bail to a surety.

Before he can be released, his surety must deposit $1,000 in cash and upon his release, he must reside with his surety in southern Ontario and remain under house arrest conditions. He also cannot communicate with any of his co-accused, possess any drugs, weapons or drug trafficking paraphernalia. He also cannot return to Thunder Bay unless it is for court purposes. Ankamah also pledged $1,000 for his release.

He is scheduled to appear in court next in November.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source