Police arrest three Kingston residents in overdose death, looking for fourth

On November 8, 2019, members of the Lennox & Addington County Detachment of the OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Inspector Serge Acay, charged four people as a result of a suspected drug overdose that claimed a woman’s life in Odessa, Ontario.

On October 31, 2019, police were called to a residence on Main Street in Odessa where Krista-Lin Corcoran, 30 years old, was found unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.A search warrant was executed on November 8, 2019 at a residence on Westdale Avenue in the City of Kingston. Three people were arrested and an arrest warrant has been issued for a fourth person who remains at large.

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Chelsea Hilliard-Bienias, 25 years old, of Kingston has been charged with: possession of a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl); possession of a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl) for the purpose of trafficking, both contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

Benjamin Perry Bienias, 46 years old, of Kingston has been charged with: failing to comply with a probation order contrary to the Criminal Code – three counts; possession of Schedule 1 substances (Fentanyl and Methamphetamine); two counts of possession of Schedule 1 substances for the purpose of trafficking (Fentanyl and Methamphetamine), all contrary to the CDSA.

Lisa Marie Hartwick, 47 years old, of Kingston has been charged with: possession of a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl and Methamphetamine) – two counts; possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking, both contrary to the CDSA.

HIlliard-Bienias and Hartwick were released from police custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston on December 19, 2019. Bienias was held in custody for a bail hearing on November 9, 2019.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the fourth person, Brody Brian Whan, 32 years old, of no fixed address, for two counts of Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl and Methamphetamine) contrary to the CDSA.

Trafficking in opioids is an especially serious offence, say police, because dealers are knowingly distributing products that cause harm and could kill. Police remind everyone there is no safe use of illegal drugs.

Detective Inspector Acay states, “While we are all aware of the lethal dangers of Fentanyl and other drugs, the more that we can do as a community to combat the distribution of these dangerous substances, the better it is for us all.”

The investigation continues with the assistance of the police services in both Belleville and Kingston, say OPP.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their local police. To remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at p3tips.com.

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