Police in Thunder Bay have arrested a man for drug trafficking and seized cocaine and oxycodone with an estimated street value of a $1 million.

Bad drugs

People are getting sick after using marijuana that's being sold in the Fort Frances area, OPP say, because the drug has been laced with amphetamines.

Police seized a sample and submitted it for testing. The marijuana came back positive for amphetamines, commonly known as speed.

Police said there is an increased risk of overdose and that anyone experiencing side effects should seek medical attention right away.

Some of the drug was sold near the Fort Frances high school.

The arrest follows a drug bust this week at a building in the 200 block of Miles Street and a residence in the 200 block of East Frances Street, where police found three kilograms of uncut cocaine, about 500 Oxycodone tablets and roughly 50 grams of marijuana.

Police also seized $21,000 in cash.

Ryan Wilson Christianson, 28, is in custody and faces the following charges:

  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Proceeds of Crime

Police said they believe this to be the largest single seizure of cocaine in Thunder Bay.

The investigation is continuing.