On Wednesday, September 30th, 2020, the Greater Sudbury Police Service received a request from the Toronto Police Service to assist in locating a wanted fugitive believed to be in the Greater Sudbury area. 

As a result, on the evening of October 1st, 2020, the GSPS Integrated Crime Section, Major Crime Section and Emergency Response Unit (Tactical Unit) conducted a high risk vehicle stop and safely apprehended the wanted man without incident.

22-year old Tyrell Francis was wanted for 38 Criminal Charges related to Human Trafficking, Firearms and Domestic Violence related offences. Francis has been returned to the Toronto Police Service to answer to the charges.

A second man, from Greater Sudbury, who was also inside the vehicle, was found to be in possession of cocaine and was charged accordingly. He will appear in Sudbury court at a later date to answer to the CDSA charges. His name cannot be released as the information has not yet been sworn to through the Court process.