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Over $70,000 worth of drugs, firearms and cash seized after joint investigation


April 12, 2021
By Canadian Press

April 12, 2021 – After a joint investigation between the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County OPP, the Belleville Police Service (BPS) and the Kingston Police Force (KPF) last month, four people are facing criminal and drug charges.

The L&A County OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) was engaged in an investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs within the county, according to a release from OPP, dated Monday, Apr, 12, 2021. When links to both Kingston and Belleville became apparent through the investigation, OPP said a collaborative effort was undertaken by all three police services.

The investigation led to residences and other commercial locations in Deseronto, Napanee, Kingston and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands (Lansdowne). On March 18 and 19, 2021 members of the OPP’s Emergency Response, Tactics and Rescue and Canine units along with members of both Kingston and Belleville Police services executed search warrants at all four locations, according to the release.

OPP said officers seized firearms, drug paraphernalia, suspected Cocaine (nearly 300g), Methamphetamine (nearly 150g) and Fentanyl (nearly 2g) along with nearly $2000 in Canadian currency. The street value of all seized items is estimated to be nearly $70,000.

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In total, seven people were arrested, with four of those people ultimately being charged. As a result of the investigation the following people have been charged:

Justin Edward Greenlees, age 40, of Kingston:

– Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose;

– Possession of a prohibited or restricted Firearm;

– Unauthorized possession of a prohibited Firearm;

– Two counts of Possession of a Firearm contrary to a Prohibition Order.

– Three counts of Possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule I substance (Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Fentanyl)

Kimberly Ann Marie Rose, age 48, of Kingston with:

– Unauthorized possession of a prohibited Firearm;

– Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose;

– Possession of a prohibited or restricted Firearm;

– Two counts of Possession of a Firearm contrary to a Prohibition Order;

– Two counts of Unsafe storage of a Firearm;

– Possession of a Prohibited Device; and

– Three counts of Possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule I substance (Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Fentanyl)

Dustin Thomas Richmond, age 30, of Greater Napanee with:

– Two counts of Unauthorized possession of a Firearm;

– Two counts of Fail to comply with a release order; and

– Three counts of Possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule I substance (Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Fentanyl)

Laurie Ellen Bowman, age 59, of Greater Napanee with:

– Trafficking a Schedule I substance (Cocaine)

All accused were released on undertakings and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on May, 11, 2021.

“Once again, this investigation highlights the fact that criminals do not heed municipal boundaries” says L&A County Detachment Commander, Inspector Scott Semple. “In order to put a dent in these types of criminal activities police services must demonstrate an ability to work together. We cannot overstate the value we place in the relationships we have with both the Belleville and Kingston Police services which benefits all three of our communities.”


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