Kingston Police arrest two near Leroy Grant Drive, uncover drugs and weapon

A significant police presence was seen near the apartment buildings on Leroy Grant Drive on Friday, Jun. 28, 2024. Photo by Cris Vilela/Kingstonist.

Two people are facing charges after members of the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit who were on patrol in the area of Leroy Grant Drive and Concession Street investigated two males who were known to police.

According to a release from Kingston Police, on Friday, Jun. 28, 2024, the officers, aware of court-imposed conditions of one of the parties, approached the two males and arrested the one breaching his current judicial release.

“The second male immediately fled on foot and was apprehended without incident a short distance away. Upon a search of the immediate vicinity a Glock pistol with a loaded 17-round magazine was recovered as well as other drugs, Canadian currency, and associated drug paraphernalia,” police detailed.

A 24-year-old Pickering resident was charged with nine firearm-related Criminal Code charges including:

  • possession of a prohibited firearm
  • possession of a firearm while on weapons prohibition
  • careless storage of a firearm
  • possession of proceeds of crime (Canadian currency)

Kingston Police did not provide the full list of charges for this individual.

A 38-year-old Kingston resident was charged with:

  • possession for the purpose of trafficking a scheduled drug (cocaine)
  • possession of proceeds of crime
  • two counts of failing to comply with judicial release orders

Both parties were held for bail hearings, police said.

According to the release, members of the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit remain diligent in the investigation and seizure of firearms within our community.

“Statistics Canada reports an increase in firearm-related violence in Canada on a steady basis year-over-year. Street Crime will continue to relentlessly strive to rid the streets of Kingston of the individuals that possess and utilize these dangerous firearms for their own protection and intimidation,” Kingston Police stated.

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