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Collision in Napanee leads to drug charges for two Kingston residents

Photo by Logan Cadue.

A man and woman from Kingston are facing multiple charges after police investigating a collision ended up arresting them for drug trafficking.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jun. 11, 2021, officers with the Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle collision on the Highway 401 westbound off-ramp at County Road 41 in Greater Napanee.

According to police, investigation of the crash scene indicated that the driver of a westbound vehicle lost control, left the roadway, and came to a stop in a field north of Highway 401. One of the three occupants of the vehicle fled the scene, but was located a short time later by police at a nearby service station.

The remaining two occupants of the vehicle were transported to hospital, and later released without injuries reported.

From a search of the vehicle and some of the occupants, police seized approximately 10 grams of suspected fentanyl, and approximately 22 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, along with a baton (which is a prohibited weapon), and drug paraphernalia.

As a result, two of the three occupants of the vehicle have been charged.

Cody Jason Barry, 44, of Kingston was charged with:

  • Four counts of failure to comply with a release order
  • Two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking

Josie-Ann Lofaso, 28, of Kingston was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking

Barry was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in late June 2021. Lofaso was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in early August 2021.

The third occupant of the vehicle was initially arrested, but subsequently released without conditions, the OPP said in a press release on Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021.

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