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Three recent drug and firearm investigations lead to numerous arrests and charges being laid

Release Date: June 2, 2023



Over the past two months members of the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of Peel Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police Lennox and Addington Street Crime Unit investigated two individuals actively trafficking street drugs in all three respective jurisdictions.


On May 18, 2023 at approximately 8:00 p.m. this investigation culminated in the execution of two search warrants and arrest of two individuals for trafficking offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The warrants were executed on a residence and vehicle both of which were located in the Division Street and Princess Street area of downtown Kingston.


In total police seized 114 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 18 grams of fentanyl, 15 grams of cocaine, as well as a large sum of Canadian currency. The total street value of the drugs seized is $29,330.


Roshawn COZRY, 22-years-old of Toronto, Ontario was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking.


Amanda HOLLAND, 43-years-old of Kingston, Ontario was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds obtained by crime.



In a second separate investigation, on May 31, 2023 members of the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit conducted a Controlled Drugs and Substances search warrant on a residential dwelling unit located in an apartment building in the area of Village Drive and Montreal Street.


Upon execution of the warrant, police located a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, 3 realistic/ replica pellet guns, as well as a semi-automatic shotgun with an extended magazine and muzzle flash suppressor.


Cole HENNIGAR, a 30-year-old individual from Kingston, was subsequently charged with possessing a firearm other than restricted or prohibited without holding a licence, three counts of possessing a firearm while prohibited, unlawful possession of a Schedule 1 controlled substance, and twelve counts of breach of probation.


The accused was held pending a bail hearing due to their current court releases including two probation orders and three weapons prohibitions in relation to prior drug and firearm convictions.



During a third and separate Kingston Police investigation in May 2023, members of the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit and Street Crime Unit began investigating a number of males believed to be from the Greater Toronto Area, who were involved in trafficking cocaine and fentanyl within the City of Kingston. 


On May 31, 2023 with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police East Region Emergency Response Team, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed at a residence situated on Colborne Street, in downtown Kingston. As a result of the execution of this warrant, and subsequent search of the residence, a local male, William Codie MACDONALD, 41 years of age, as well as two males from the Greater Toronto Area, Braiden BENNETT, 19 years of age, and Darius HAMILTON, 18 years of age, are charged with a number of Criminal Code and Drug offences. Police located substantial quantities of fentanyl, cocaine, Canadian currency, as well as two loaded handguns. BENNETT and HAMILTON were held in cells pending a bail hearing, and a warrant of arrest has been issued for MACDONALD.


Property Seized includes:


-185 grams of cocaine

-75 grams of fentanyl

-Approximately $6200 in Canadian currency

-9mm Glock handgun

-40 calibre Sig Sauer handgun



“The culmination of these investigations clearly illustrates our commitment to relentlessly pursuing anyone responsible for spreading these dangerous drugs throughout our community,” says Acting Deputy Chief Brian Pete. “Kingston Police is committed to protecting the most vulnerable members of our society from those that wish to prey upon them. Additionally, the seizure of multiple loaded and illegally obtained firearms highlights the dangers faced by police officers in Ontario every day while bravely carrying out their duties.”

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