34-year-old arrested after reportedly selling drugs in downtown Kingston

Drugs, weapons, currency, and drug paraphernalia seized during the arrest of a 34-year-old in downtown Kingston on Monday, Mar. 26, 2024. Photo via Kingston Police.

A local individual is facing drug trafficking- and weapons-related charges after Kingston Police received a report from a “concerned citizen” regarding the accused individual “selling drugs outside of a business” in the downtown core.

According to Kingston Police, the report came in to police at approximately 7:50 pm. On Monday, Mar. 25, 2024, and indicated the accused person was conducting the illegal activity outside of a business in the 600 block of Princess Street. The 600 block stretches from just east of Albert Street to just north of Victoria Street.

Officers arrived at “the specified location” shortly after receiving the report, and “observed the individual in question attempting to make a sale in the parking lot of the business.”

“Upon noticing the approaching officers, the individual attempted to flee, however, they were quickly arrested by police,” Kingston Police said in a press release the following day.

The press release detailed that officers searched of the accused individual and located “small baggies containing suspected drugs” and “drug paraphernalia,” as well as a BB gun and throwing knife, which were “discovered concealed in a sweater that the accused was wearing.”

Police said the following items were seized during the individual’s arrest:

  • 3.7 grams of fentanyl
  • 2.6 grams of psilocybin mushrooms
  • A quantity of Canadian currency
  • A loaded BB gun
  • Fixed blade throwing knives
  • Two sets of digital scales

The 34-year-old from Kingston was subsequently charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a Schedule 3 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Two counts of carrying a concealed weapon
  • Two counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of property obtained by crime valued under $5,000
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited
  • Three counts of breach of probation

According to police, the accused person was taken to Kingston Police Headquarters and held to attend a bail hearing. Police did not disclose the results of that bail hearing.

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