Kingston Police and Border Services joint investigation leads to arrest of local man
A local man is facing charges after a package destined for his address was intercepted and found to contain a weapon prohibited in Canada – and even more charges after cocaine was found during a search of his residence.
The package, which contained a stun gun made to look like a flashlight, was intercepted on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers working at the International Mail Processing Centre in Mississauga. Stun guns are prohibited weapons in Canada, and as a result of the seizure, CBSA and Kingston Police began a joint investigation.
With the cooperation of Canada Post, the Kingston Police Emergency Response and Street Crime Units made a “controlled delivery of the package,” on Thursday, Nov. 29 at approximately 8 p.m. The officers executed a search warrant at the Nelson Street address, and the accused man was located and arrested. During a search of the residence, scale and a quantity of suspected cocaine packaged in individual baggies was found.
The 53-year-old Kingston man is charged with importing a prohibited weapon without authorization, unlicensed possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of controlled drugs for the purpose of trafficking.