In an investigation that began last month, the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit has arrested two individuals from Kingston, whom police had “believed to be actively involved in trafficking fentanyl, cocaine, and crystal methamphetamine.”
The investigation came to a head on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, according to police. On that date, officers with Kingston Police stopped one of the two accused people while they were operating a vehicle on Eldon Hall Place. That person was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, police said in a press release on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023.
Following that arrest, officers executed two search warrants under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. With the assistance of the Emergency Response Team, those warrants were executed at a residence on Division Street and a residence on Jean Worrell Crescent. During the search warrant executions, quantities of fentanyl, suspected carfentanyl, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and “a substantial amount of Canadian currency” were seized, according to police.
Kingston Police disclosed the following breakdown of items seized:
- 245 grams of cocaine
- 145 grams of fentanyl
- 42 grams of suspected carfentanyl
- five grams of crystal methamphetamine
- large quantity of Canadian currency
As a result, 31-year-old Joshua Serson and 35-year-old Nina Kerr, both residents of Kingston, were charged with “a number of charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code of Canada,” police said.