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Missing bike horn leads to drug charges

A 39-year-old Kingston man is facing a slew of drug charges after he was stopped while riding what Kingston Police say was an improperly equipped bicycle.

On June 18, 2020 at approximately 10:00 a.m., a Kingston Police officer observed the male riding a bicycle westbound on Elliot Avenue at Day Street. According to Kingston Police Media Relations Officer Ash Gutheinz, the officer stopped the male after noticing that the bicycle was missing a horn, which is an offence contrary to Section 75(5) of the Highway Traffic Act.

Kingston Police say that when asked his name, the suspect provided a false name. Police say the suspect did, however, provide his correct date of birth and address and police ultimately were able to determine his true identity. 

The police officer determined that the suspect was on court-imposed conditions and that one of his release conditions was to remain at his residence at all times. The male was arrested at that time and searched as part of that arrest. During the search, Kingston Police say they located several controlled substances on his person and in his backpack, including heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, and crystal methamphetamine. 

The suspect was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day. 

The male has been charged with four counts of possessing a schedule 1 substance for trafficking, obstructing a peace officer, failing to comply with a release order, and two counts of breach of probation.

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