A local man has been arrested and charged and police have seized a large quantity of fentanyl following an investigation that began in mid-November.
According to a press release from Kingston Police, the investigation began on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 when found property was turned in at Kingston Police Headquarters. That property was a bag, which contained a laptop and a blue powder substance. Further investigation found that the substance was fentanyl, and that the property belonged to the accused man.
Police said that the accused man was known to police, as he had been investigated and arrested for similar drug offences in the past, and, on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, the Kingston Police Street Crime Unity became involved in a controlled substance investigation involving him.
That day at approximately 1:50 p.m., police observed the accused man leaving a downtown residence on his bicycle. Approximately five minutes later, the accused was stopped by police. Upon administering a search, police found that the man was in possession of what was suspected to be fentanyl, four cellphones, and over $2,000 in Canadian currency, along with small baggies.
The 33-year-old Kingston man was charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of items obtained by crime over $5,000, and three counts of breach of undertaking.
In total, Kingston Police seized 37 grams of fentanyl with a street value of $13,000.