Local man arrested after found in possession of drugs, prohibited weapon

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A Kingston man is facing multiple charges after the vehicle he was in was pulled over and he was found to not only be breaching court conditions, but also in possession of drugs and a prohibited weapon.

The incident occurred on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 when, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the accused man was observed by police driving northbound on Montreal Street from John Street. According to Kingston Police, the officers were familiar with the vehicle and recognized that it was registered to an individual who had been previously investigated for drug activity. The police turn around to stop the vehicle, however, it had already turned onto another street, evading them.

The officers began to search the area and located the vehicle at approximately 7:55 a.m. as it was pulling out of an address on James Street. Police observed that the accused man was no longer driving, and was instead seated in the passenger’s seat. At that time, the female was driving the vehicle.

Police pulled the vehicle over on Fraser Street. Upon speaking to the accused man, the officers recognized him from previous encounters. Police also observed a clear crack pipe and a small baggie suspected of containing a controlled substance behind the driver’s seat in plain sight.

The ensuing investigation found that the accused man was on court imposed conditions not to operate a motor vehicle. He was subsequently arrested at approximately 8:05 a.m.

Upon searching the man, police located a small, clear baggie containing a substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine, as well as a folding knife “which could be opened using centrifugal force,” police said in a press release on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Such knives are considered prohibited weapons under the Criminal Code. Additionally, a small baggie containing pills believed to be Percocet were also located on the passenger’s seat where the accused man had been sitting.

As a result, the 25-year-old local man was charged with:

  • Four counts of possession of a weapon while prohibited
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon while unlicensed
  • Two counts of unlawful possession of a Schedule 1 substance
  • Two counts of breach of recognizance
  • Five counts of breach of probation
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