Oshawa teen arrested in Kingston for drug and firearm offences

Kingston Police say they have arrested and charged an Oshawa teen with multiple drug and weapon related offences.

“On August 9, 2021 at approximately 3:10 a.m. police on general patrol observed a motor vehicle travelling westbound on Pine Street near Division Street in downtown Kingston,” said Kingston Police in a statement. “The driver failed to come to a full stop at two different intersections controlled by stop signs as the vehicle proceeded north on Lansdowne Street and then east on Concession Street.”

According to Kingston Police, officers initiated a traffic stop with the vehicle in a parking lot at the intersection of Division Street and Concession Street. “Officers observed that the male accused, who was the passenger in the vehicle, was not wearing his seatbelt. The accused quickly attempted to exit the vehicle and leave however, due to the Highway Traffic Act infraction that had been observed, was questioned by police in regards to his identity,” said police.

Police say the accused provided a false identification, and when police verified that this was not his true identity, he fled on foot running north on Division Street.

“Both officers pursued the accused on foot and observed him throwing two packages from his waistband prior to taking him into custody,” Kingston Police said. “The officers observed that the two packages contained a white powdery substance suspected of being cocaine. The accused was arrested at approximately 3:20 a.m. and a search incident to arrest revealed that he was also in possession of a large quantity of Canadian currency.”

According to police, upon searching the vehicle which the accused had fled from initially, officers located a fanny pack containing three other bags of suspected cocaine and fentanyl as well as a loaded handgun.

The accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a future bail hearing.

A 17-year-old male youth from Oshawa was charged with two counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession under $5000, possession of a prohibited firearm while knowingly not holding a licence, being an unlicenced person in possession of a prohibited weapon, being an unlicenced person in possession of prohibited ammunition, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm, careless storage of a firearm, and three counts of failing to comply with a release order.

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