Kingston Police are continuing to search for two men wanted in relation to ongoing drug investigations after they escaped during the execution of a warrant this week.
“On Wednesday October 26, 2022 the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) executed Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants at two units within a residential building on College Street, in the City of Kingston. These warrants were obtained after a two month investigation into a group of drug traffickers selling large amounts of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine,” Kingston Police said in a press release.
Two of the three parties named in the search warrants had been previously arrested in August of 2021 by the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit with large quantities of illegal drugs that were valued at over $800,000.00.
According to Kingston Police, during the execution of the warrants, only one of the named parties, Larry Prinkosky was arrested inside his home. “At the time of warrant execution the other two subjects of the investigation, Matthew Campbell and Matthew Wildsmith, jumped out of the window of another apartment,” Kingston Police said.
“DEU members quickly deduced that the apartment from which Campbell and Wildsmith fled, was also involved in the drug trafficking operation. A third search warrant was obtained for this unit, where additional amounts of illegal drugs were located and seized,” Kingston Police continued.
Kingston Police say the following items were seized between the three apartments inside the residential building on College Street:
• 1220.5 grams of cocaine
• 761.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine
• $14,450.00 CAD
• $321.00 USD
• 342.2 grams of ‘molly’ (MDMA) powder
• 900 ecstasy pills
• 1692 tabs of acid (LSD)
• 775 oxycodone pills
• 3 bottles of codeine cough syrup
• 8993 grams of psilocybin (magic mushrooms)
• 12,598.9 grams of dried marijuana
• 770 small packages of marijuana edibles
• 58 large packages of marijuana edibles
• 50 marijuana vape pens
• 1250 unknown pills (suspected opiates)
The street value of these drugs was estimated at $448,000.
Larry Prinkosky and Sterling Wilson were charged with the following offences:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule I x6
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule III x2
• Possession of the Proceeds of Crime
• Possession of illicit cannabis (Cannabis Act)
• Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Distributing (Cannabis Act)
“A warrant has been obtained for Matthew Wildsmith and Matthew Campbell for the above listed offences,” Kingston Police said. Both parties are continuing to evade arrest by the Kingston Police, and are believed to still be in the Kingston area.
Anyone with information in regards to the whereabouts of Matthew Wildsmith and Matthew Campbell is asked to call Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.
You can also provide tips anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.