After a two-month investigation by the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit, a 31-year-old local man has been arrested and charged – and a loaded handgun and fentanyl-laced drugs have been seized.
On Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018, the Street Crime Unit and the Emergency Response Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in central Kingston.
During the search, police found and seized a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, numerous rounds of ammunition, two holsters, and two Tasers, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
Police also found large quantities of fentanyl-laced heroin and crystal methamphetamine. The street value of the illicit drugs is over $100, 000, and police also seized a “substantial quantity” of Canadian currency. The drugs and money combined are worth nearly $200,000, according to police.
The 31-year-old man is facing multiple criminal and controlled drugs and substance act charges, including: possession of a loaded firearm, numerous other weapons-related offences, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possessions of proceeds of a crime.
Additional arrests and charges are pending as the investigation continues, police said.