Kingston Police seize drugs, weapons during arrest

Kingston Police seized drugs and weapons, including a sawed-off shotgun, during an arrest. Photo supplied.

Kingston Police have seized a quantity of drugs as well as several weapons following an arrest. The suspect is now facing 14 related criminal charges.

“On June 16th, 2022 an individual riding a bicycle attempted to evade two patrol officers after committing a traffic infraction in the area of Wilson Street and Drennan Street,” Kingston Police said in a press release.

According to police, officers were able to locate the individual outside of an address on Wilson Street. “Upon approaching the individual, one of the officers observed a can of bear spray in the individual’s waist band,” the press release said. The individual, who was already known to the officers, was subsequently arrested for possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon while prohibited.

Police said that a further search revealed that the individual was also in possession of a folding knife, brass knuckles, a sawed-off twelve gauge shotgun, and a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, along with various drug paraphernalia.

The 26-year-old individual has been charged with the following offences: Unlicensed Person Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon, Unlicensed Person Possess Prohibited Ammunition, Store Firearm Carelessly, Store Ammunition Carelessly, Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Carry Concealed Weapon, Possession of Restricted/Prohibited Firearm Without Holding a License and Registration Certificate, Possession of Restricted/Prohibited Device Knowing No Authority, Possession of Prohibited Ammunition Knowing No Authority, Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited, Possession of Ammunition While Prohibited, Possession of a Weapon While Prohibited, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Breach of Probation.

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