CKPS Intelligence Unit Execute an Additional Search Warrant.
Chatham-Kent, Ontario – The Chatham-Kent Police Service Intelligence Unit has been investigating the importation and trafficking of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl connected to an investigation in 2019. That investigation led to the recovery of approximately $3.2 million of illicit substances.
On August 23, 2023, the Chatham-Kent Police Intelligence Section executed two simultaneous Search Warrants within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. As a result, nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and MDMA were seized, as well as several firearms and Canadian Currency, listed below:
2497.66 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
3066.05 grams of suspected cocaine.
182.18 grams of suspected heroin.
202.22 grams of suspected MDMA.
12 long guns.
Several boxes of ammunition.
$12,645.00 in Canadian Currency.
Due to the information gathered in the above investigation into the preparation and planning of this drug syndicate, an additional Search Warrant was executed at the Collins Bay Correctional Facility in Kingston, Ontario. This led members of the Intelligence Unit to charge two males (one of whom is currently incarcerated as a result of the 2019 investigation and conviction) with Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence – Trafficking in a Controlled Substance.
A total of 17 drug and weapons charges were laid.
Kyle Matthew TOORNSTRA (37), of Chatham, is charged with six counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, five counts of Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence (Trafficking in a Controlled Substance) and Careless Storage of a Firearm. He was released from custody with a future court date.
Jonathan Gabriel TOORNSTRA (40), of Kingston, is charged with five counts of Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence (Trafficking in a Controlled Substance). He is currently incarcerated and will be required to attend court at a future date to answer the current charges.