Police seize drugs, weapons in investigation into two overdose deaths

Natalie Botting (left), 36, and James Roettger, 34, both passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 as the result of opioid overdoses, leading to an investigation into the deaths by Kingston Police. Photos via online obituaries.

Kingston Police executed a search warrant this week in connection to an investigation into two overdose deaths that occurred in Kingston earlier this month.

The warrant was in relation to two opioid overdose deaths that occurred on the same date in Kingston: Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Police confirmed that a male, 34, and a female, 36, died on that date as a result of opioid overdose.

The deaths occurred at different locations and took the lives of James Roettger, 34, and Natalie Botting, 36, Kingstonist has learned.

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit, along with the General Investigation Unit and the Emergency Response Unit executed a search warrant at an address on MacDonnell Street in downtown Kingston, as part of the investigation into the two deaths. According to Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, no arrests were made as a result of the warrant execution.

“A woman was located inside the house, however she was not charged and the investigation continues,” Gutheinz said.

The warrant did however result in the seizure of a quantity of controlled substances, which are currently being analyzed, as well as a number of weapons, including knives.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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