In late 2018 the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit began an investigation into the trafficking of fentanyl into the City of Kingston. With the assistance of the Durham Regional Police and the Napanee Community Street Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police it was determined that fentanyl was being supplied to cities along the Hwy #401 corridor by a source originating in the Durham region.
On Tuesday February 19, 2019 the Durham Regional Police arrested a 29 year old male from Bowmanville for possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl and breach of recognizance. Additionally the Durham Regional Police Drug Unit executed a controlled drugs and substances act search warrant at an address in Oshawa. A 27 year old female from Oshawa was arrested for trafficking fentanyl, possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl and six firearm related charges.
During the course of the investigation, subsequent arrests and search warrant the following items were seized:
627.9 grams of fentanyl.
.38 Smith and Wesson revolver and ammunition.
The estimated street value of the drugs seized was approximately $112,000.00.