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Brampton man facing charges connected to Limbrick Street drug investigation granted bail

·2 min read

THUNDER BAY — A Brampton, Ont., man facing charges in connection with an alleged home takeover case where Thunder Bay police arrested five people and seized various drugs from a Limbrick Street residence was granted bail on Friday.

Nathaniel Joshua Matthews, 22, is charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking, possession of oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and failure to comply with a judicial release.

On Friday, Nov. 27, a Thunder Bay justice of the peace granted Matthews bail after approving his proposed surety. Both Matthews and his surety promised to pay a total of $6,000 for his release. Before Matthews can be released, $1,000 needs to be deposited to an Ontario courthouse.

His release conditions will require Matthews to reside in Brampton, Ont., and remain in his residence at all times except for certain conditions including medical emergencies. He is also not to be in the city of Thunder Bay except for court purposes.

He is not allowed to communicate with his co-accused: Anthony Kaplanis, Dana Nobis and Amanda Owen.

A 17-year-old male youth from Brampton, Ont., was also arrested by police in connection to this case. The youth accused, whose name cannot be published per the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was on a court-ordered condition not to attend the city of Thunder Bay, according to a previous media release by police.

Police were initially called to a Limbrick Street address on Nov. 15 following complaints of a possible home takeover. Officers located five unwanted individuals inside the residence and located suspected fentanyl and percocet pills, cash and drug trafficking paraphernalia.

Owen and Nobis were granted release from custody earlier this week. Kaplanis is scheduled to appear in court next on Nov. 30 for bail planning.

Matthews is scheduled to return to court in January.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source