Three arrested after investigation into fentanyl, cocaine supply to Kingston

Drugs, including cocaine and fentanyl, and a firearm – a 45 calibre pistol, which one of three suspects was carrying at the time of arrest – all seized by Kingston Police on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, following the investigation into a drug trafficking scheme. Photo via Kingston Police.

Kingston Police have released some details in a months-long drug trafficking investigation, which culminated in three arrests in early December 2022.

According to police, the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) concluded the investigation into a suspected drug trafficker from the Toronto area allegedly supplying fentanyl and cocaine in the City of Kingston. The investigation concluded on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, following two months of investigation.

That conclusion was reached by way of police stopping a vehicle that was in the parking lot of a townhouse complex on Compton Street, police said in a media release a week later, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Three people were arrested, one of whom – a Toronto resident – was carrying a loaded 45 calibre pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition, which police seized along with “a significant quantity of fentanyl and cocaine with a street value of over $42,000,” was well as “a bundle” of Canadian currency.

Those arrested as a result of the operation are Rosevelt Rush, 29, of Toronto, Kendra Martin, 24, of Toronto, and Adam Young, 36, of Kingston. Rush, police said, was the suspect carrying the firearm at the time of arrest.

All three people were each charged with:

  • Two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime

Rush was further charged with 11 firearms related offences, police said. Those charges include:

  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Possession of weapons dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of a loaded firearm

According to police, all three individuals were held in custody pending the outcome of bail hearings. Kingston Police did not disclose when those bail hearings took place, nor the results of those hearings.

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