Pair facing weapons charges after Kingston Police locate shotgun, knife during traffic stop

Sawed off shotgun located in vehicle during routine traffic stop. Image via Kingston Police.

Two individuals from Cornwall are facing charges after Kingston Police located weapons in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

In the early afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, Kingston Police stopped a vehicle in the 900 block of Princess Street, after observing a number of highway traffic act violations.

According to a release from Kingston Police, the vehicle was driven by a male and, after failing to provide a driver’s licence, verbally identified himself to police. A female passenger was also present in the vehicle, police said.

After some quick investigative action, police determined the male had provided them with a false name and he was subsequently arrested for Obstruct Police, according to the release.

Once the male was taken into custody, police began to search the vehicle. Police said they located a backpack in the backseat which contained a single barrel sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun.

The female passenger was subsequently arrested and determined to be the registered owner of the vehicle, according to the release. A further search of the vehicle led police to uncover a spring-loaded flick knife.

 The 42-year-old male and 37-year-old female from Cornwall, Ontario were charged jointly with Possession of a firearm and Prohibited weapon. The male was also charged with Obstruct Police, two counts of Possession of a weapon while prohibited, Breach of release order and Breach of Probation

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