Kingston Police say they have arrested two individuals suspected to be involved in the trafficking of fentanyl into the Kingston area, including a male who fled police after a traffic stop in late May.
On Jun. 26, 2020 members of the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Emergency Response and Canine Units, executed a search warrant at a residence in the Portsmouth District. Nicole Fowler, 33 years of age, was arrested as a result of an ongoing fentanyl trafficking investigation.
Police seized 118 grams of purple fentanyl with a street value of $42,000 and over $2,000 in cash. A vehicle belonging to Fowler with an approximate value of $45,000 was also seized as offence-related property, where the Government of Ontario will later make application for forfeiture that compensates victims and funds grants to help police fight crime.
Additionally, Kingston Police say officers seized evidence of an ongoing fentanyl trafficking operation, including a journal containing names and details of the operation. Fowler is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in fentanyl as well as possession of proceeds of crime.
During the execution of the search warrant, police say they also located a male inside the residence, who was confirmed to be 27-year-old Timothy Donovan, wanted by Kingston Police for firearms, weapons and drug charges after he fled from a patrol sergeant during a traffic stop on May 28. On that evening Donovan ran into the industrial area of Innovation Park and the Novelis property. A search, including the Canine Unit, was conducted but Donovan was able to breach containment of the large property. He has since been evading arrest for over the last month. Both suspects were arrested, attended a later bail hearing, and were remanded into custody.