Police Investigate Overdose Death – 4 Charged

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(ODESSA, ON) – On November 8, 2019, members of the Lennox & Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit, under the direction of Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) Detective Inspector Serge ACAY, charged four people as a result of a suspected drug overdose that claimed a life in Odessa, Ontario.

On October 31, 2019, police were called to a residence on Main Street in Odessa where Krista-Lin CORCORAN, 30 years old, was found unresponsive. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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A search warrant was executed on November 8, 2019 at a residence on Westdale Avenue in the City of Kingston. Three people were arrested and an arrest warrant has been issued for a fourth person who remains at large.

Chelsea HILLIARD-BIENIAS, 25 years old, of Kingston has been charged with:

  • possession of a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl).
  • possession of a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl) for the purpose of trafficking, both contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

Benjamin Perry BIENIAS, 46 years old, of Kingston has been charged with:

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  • failing to comply with a probation order contrary to the Criminal Code – three counts.
  • possession of Schedule 1 substances (Fentanyl and Methamphetamine).
  • possession of Schedule 1 substances for the purpose of trafficking (Fentanyl and Methamphetamine) all contrary to the CDSA- two counts.

Lisa Marie HARTWICK, 47 years old, of Kingston has been charged with:

  • possession of a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl and Methamphetamine) – two counts.
  • possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking, both contrary to the CDSA.

HILLIARD-BIENIAS and HARTWICK, were released from police custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston on December 19, 2019.

BIENIAS was held in custody for a bail hearing on November 9, 2019.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the fourth person, Brody Brian WHAN, 32 years-old, of no fixed address for Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl and Methamphetamine) contrary to the CDSA – two counts.

On November 13, 2019, officers received information that the wanted person was at a specific location in Sharbot Lake. Shortly after 5:30 p.m., the individual was arrested without incident.

Brody Brian WHAN, 32 years-old, of no fixed address has been charged with:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl and Methamphetamine) contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) – two counts.
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – two counts

The accused has been remanded in custody and will appear for a bail hearing. Three other individuals are presently before the courts on drug-related charges. All four people will be scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston.

Trafficking in opioids is a very serious offence. Dealers are knowingly distributing products that cause harm and could kill. Police remind everyone there is no safe use of illegal drugs. Detective Inspector ACAY states “While we are all aware of the lethal dangers of Fentanyl and other drugs, the more that we can do as a community to combat the distribution of these dangerous substances, the better it is for us all”.

The investigation continues with the assistance of the police services in both Belleville and Kingston.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their local police. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at p3tips.com.

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Source: OPP

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2 Replies to “Police Investigate Overdose Death – 4 Charged”

  1. How are these drug dealers not being charged with attempted murder for selling drugs with fentanyl. It’s not if it will kill. It is and does kill …

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