Five people arrested in drug trafficking investigation

Project Stokes - Seized weapons and other property

A months-long drug trafficking investigation has led to the arrest of five people.

According to a press release, Kingston Police say the investigation started in the fall of 2020 under the name "Project Stokes" with a focus on what they call the "probationary member" of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

Police say search warrants were executed on two people in central Kingston, and one warrant at the Outlaw MC Clubhouse in Wilton, Ont.

Officers say they found fentanyl, cocaine, suspected hydromorphone pills, digital scales, Canadian currency, prohibited weapons, rifles, body armour, and cell phones. Four vehicles were also seized.

Durham Regional Police also executed a search warrant relating to the investigation at an address in Whitby, Ont.

The following persons have been charged in connection with the investigation:

Anthony Straughan, 33 years of age, of Kingston, Ontario.

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Hydromorphone
  • Possession of weapons dangerous
  • Carry concealed weapon
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000

 

Adam Allen, 36 years of age, of Kingston, Ontario

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000

Nuno Matos, 44 years of age, of Kingston, Ontario.

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon x 5

Andres Castrelo, 30 years of age, of Whitby, Ontario.

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine

Diana Ramgobin, 31 years of age, of Whitby, Ontario.

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine

Kingston Police say approximately $400,000 worth of drugs, $120,000 of cash, and $250,000 worth of vehicles were seized during the investigation.

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