Police seize crystal meth, cocaine, cash and more from Kingston man

Kingston Police have arrested a man for drug trafficking and breaching numerous court-imposed conditions.

According to Kingston Police, they observed the suspect driving near Bath Road and Westdale Ave. on July 11, 2020 around 8:40 a.m. Police say they briefly lost sight of his vehicle, then located it in a parking lot on Cliff Crescent with the engine still running.

Police say they recognized the suspect from numerous previous interactions. They also knew that, under court-imposed release conditions, he was supposed to remain in his home at all times, except in the case of a medical emergency. He was also not to operate or have care and control of a motor vehicle.

Police say the suspect still had the vehicle in drive as they approached on foot, and moved it forward toward the officers. The police ordered him to exit the vehicle. Police say the suspect refused, and proceeded to lock the car doors. Police say they were able to access the vehicle via the driver’s side window, at which time they arrested the suspect.

Upon a search incident to his arrest, police say they located a quantity of suspected fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, and Canadian currency. Police also located a cell phone, weigh scales, cutting agent, drug-packaging materials and drug paraphernalia inside the suspect’s vehicle.

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

A 45-year-old man was charged with three counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance for trafficking, possession of the proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000, four counts of failing to comply with release conditions, and breach of probation.

Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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