Local man facing drug and weapons charges after assaulting police

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A Kingston man is facing 10 charges after he assaulted a police officer and was then found to be in possession of drugs and a prohibited weapon.

The incident occurred on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. At approximately 1:15 p.m. that day, police were informed that the accused man was refusing to leave a downtown shelter. According to police, employees at the shelter had requested that the man leave as they were closed for the day. The staff members also indicated that it was a regular occurrence for the man to refuse their requests, police said in a press release on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

Upon arrival, officers located the accused man sitting on a couch with his eyes closes and apparently asleep. When police attempted to rouse the man, he became belligerent towards the officers. As police attempted to escort the accused man out of the building, he punched one of the officers in the face. The man was then arrested, but continued to be combative, attempting to kick the officers.

The accused man was taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, and police found him to be in possession of several small baggies containing a substance believed to by crystal methamphetamine. Police also found drug paraphernalia and a knife that could be opened using centrifugal force, which is a prohibited weapon under the Criminal Code.

The 24-year-old local man was charged with:

  • Assaulting a peace officer
  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance
  • Unlicensed possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon while prohibited
  • Four counts of breach of probation
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