Those in the area of Bagot Street in downtown Kingston may have noticed a significant police presence when members of the Kingston Police Special Services Division, assisted by the Emergency Response Unit, concluded a drug trafficking investigation in the 300 block yesterday afternoon.
The investigation ended with the arrest of five people and the seizure of a substantial quantity of drugs and currency.
According to a release from Kingston Police, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, officers executed two search warrants in the area. Two residents of Kingston and three residents of Toronto were charged with possession of proceeds of crime, and possession for the purposes of trafficking fentanyl, cocaine and crystal methamphetamine under the Control Drugs and Substances Act, police said.
The following items were seized in the investigation, according to police:
- 98.4 g of fentanyl
- 28.4 g of cocaine
- 60.1 g of crystal methamphetamine
- A large quantity of Canadian currency
- A 2004 Porsche Cayenne SUV
“It is of note that this investigation took place concurrent with International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD),” Kingston Police stated. “The Kingston Police Special Services Division will continue to target those that bring in and sell toxic drugs in our city, preying upon the most vulnerable members of society.”
Anyone dealing with substance abuse or mental health issues, including those affected by issues suffered by a loved one, can contact Addictions and Mental Health Services of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KFLA).