Kingston Police Street Crime Unit closes two drug investigations with arrests

Two individuals have been arrested after the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit conducted two investigations as part of its ongoing dedication to “combating the influx of dangerous illegal drugs and weapons possession within the City of Kingston,” according to Kingston Police.

The first arrest took place on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, when Kingston Police Street Crime Unit members arrested an individual in the area of MacDonnell Street and Concession Street. According to a release from Kingston Police, upon arrest, the accused was found to be in possession of a large quantity of Canadian currency and fentanyl. A subsequent search warrant was conducted at the accused’s residence, and during the search investigators located the following:

  • 21 grams of fentanyl
  • 73 grams of crystal methamphetamine
  • CO2 powered replica firearm
  • Shotgun shells
  • Morphine and other non-prescribed pills

The accused, who police said resides locally, was charged with:

  • Two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Two counts of possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of proceeds of crime
  • Possession of a firearm while prohibited
  • Two counts of breach of probation

The accused was held for a bail hearing the following day. Police did not say why the accused was initially arrested. Kingstonist has inquired as to the reason for the arrest, but response was not received by time of publication.

In a separate investigation, which police said was conducted on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, members of the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit, while on patrol in the area of Compton Street and Weller Avenue, investigated an individual who initially made attempts to elude police while riding a bicycle, according to the release.

“Upon further investigation members located the individual in possession of a backpack that contained an operable .22 calibre firearm with numerous rounds of associated ammunition. This individual was also found to be in possession of over 100 grams of purple and pink coloured crystalized fentanyl,” Kingston Police stated.

The accused, who resides locally, was subsequently charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule 1 substance
  • Possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace
  • Possession of a firearm without holding a licence
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Careless storage of ammunition
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Three counts of breach of probation
  • Six counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited under past court orders

This accused was also held pending a bail hearing the following day.

“In light of the recent opioid overdose crisis declared in Belleville, Ontario, Kingston Police continues to remain dedicated to the commitment of targeting individuals that traffic drugs and carry illegal weapons that are dangerous to the citizens that we strive to serve and keep safe on a daily basis,” police said in the release.

In response to Kingstonist inquiries, Kingston Police shared the following details:

  • In the first incident, in the area of MacDonnell Street and Concession Street, Carl Sparks, 56 years of age was arrested at approximately 10:20 a.m.
  • In the second incident, in the area of Compton Street and Weller Avenue, Caleb Monhollen, 30 years of age was arrested at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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