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Man with Taser arrested on drugs and weapons charges

Photo by First Response Media.

A Kingston man is facing 10 charges after police responded to him causing a disturbance in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

The disturbance occurred in an apartment building in the north end of Kingston where, at approximately 12:50 a.m., the man was reported to police. Witnesses at the building reported that the man had been seen carrying a conductive electrical weapon, more commonly referred to as a Taser.

Responding officers located the accused man in a hallway of the apartment building, and a bag was located in his vicinity. Upon searching the bag, police discovered a large amount of controlled substances, including methamphetamine and oxycodone. While the accused man denied that the bag belonged to him, police found paperwork in the bag that identified him as the owner, Kington Police reported.

The accused man was arrested at approximately 1:10 a.m., and police found the Taser in his jacket pocket when he was searched.

The 39-year-old local man was charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of a prohibited device knowing no authority
  • Four counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a Schedule 3 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Three counts of possession of a Schedule 4 substance for the purpose of trafficking
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