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Madoc woman charged with impaired driving, drug possession after erratic driving on Highway 401

After stopping an erratic driver on Highway 401, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged the driver with impaired driving and seized suspected drugs. At approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of OPP were on patrol on Highway 401 Eastbound in

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Kingston man facing multiple charges after resisting arrest

A Kingston man is facing multiple charges after assaulting two police officers and resisting arrest after causing a disturbance in a downtown apartment building. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jun. 18, 2021, Kingston Police were dispatched to a downtown Kingston apartment building where there was a reported disturbance in

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Cold plasma sterilization supports more than the cannabis industry

In 2011, Florina Truica was faced with a difficult decision: Follow her employer to Georgia, or lose her job but continue to raise her family here in Kingston. Truica, born and raised in Romania, came to Kingston in 2008 after completing her PhD and post-doctoral studies at Ecole Polytechnique of

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Smuggling attempt leads to arrest of three outside Bath Institution

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-led Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad, under direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, has charged several people after an attempt to smuggle contraband into Bath Institution. According to a release from OPP, dated Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, members of the Pen Squad, assisted by members of

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Nearly 2000 cannabis plants seized in Tyendinaga Township

Nearly two thousand cannabis plants were seized by members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) in Tyendinaga Township, according to an OPP media release dated Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. CSCU officers, along with members of the Lennox and Addington OPP Detachment, OPP Organized

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Routine traffic stop finds over 5 kg of illegal cannabis products in vehicle

A routine traffic stop of a speeding vehicle on Highway 401 in Tyendinaga Township has led to the seizure of over 5 kg of cannabis products. At approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a

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Thirteen people charged after seizure of over 7000 cannabis plants

Over 7000 cannabis plants were seized in Stone Mills Township after the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed warrants last week. CSCU officers, along with members of the Lennox and Addington OPP Detachment, OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and OPP Emergency Response Team

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Attempt to smuggle drugs intercepted at Collins Bay Institution

Two people have been arrested after their attempt to smuggle contraband into Collins Bay Institution was thwarted by police and corrections officers. According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), two people were seen on Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) property adjacent to Collins Bay Institution just after 8 p.m. on

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Four arrests made for drone use, drug smuggling at Collins Bay Institution

The Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad, led by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), have arrested four people in connection with the use of a drone to smuggle contraband into Collins Bay Institution. The lengthy investigation, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch and the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC),

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First cannabis shop in Kingston west end set to open

After a long process that included two unsuccessful lottery draws and delays due to COVID-19, Calyx + Trichomes owner Jennawae McLean is excited to finally open the doors to her government-approved cannabis retail shop on Midland Ave. Despite the multiple hiccups, McLean has remained optimistic throughout the process to open

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CSC reports large seizure of drugs, weapons, prohibited items

Two packages have been seized on the grounds of Collins Bay Institution which contained large amounts of drugs, as well as weapons, electronics, and other prohibited items. According to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), the packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on Saturday, May 16, 2020, “as

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Two arrested, drone seized near Collins Bay Institution

Two individuals from Quebec have been arrested and charged after police intercepted a drone shipment of contraband at Collins Bay Institution, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). At approximately 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020, members of the OPP-led Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad, Kingston Police, and the Correctional

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