3 men face 45 drug, weapons charges in Kingston cocaine investigation

Kingston police arrested several people and confiscated large amounts of drugs and guns in a cocaine bust in late February.

Three Kingston men are charged after a six-week investigation into the cocaine trade in the city.

In January, police started “Project SPARROW” — an initiative to combat the trafficking of cocaine. The investigative team found that large quantities of cocaine were being distributed in the city, according to police.

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The investigation led police in identifying two suspects. Police continued their investigation for several weeks and on Feb. 22, six search warrants were executed.

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Among the items seized were about two kilograms of cocaine worth about $175,000, two cars valued at $25000, cash, firearms and prohibited weapons.

Kevin John Harpell, 25, Angus William O’Neil, 21, and Carlos Gallardo-Rodriguez, 24, are all in custody facing a total of more than 45 charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking, weapons offences and possession of proceeds of crime.

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