Routine stop ends in drug trafficking charges for Kingston man

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Kingston Police were already hard at work just hours into the beginning of May when a male riding a bike in downtown Kingston caught their attention.

At approximately 2:05 on Friday, May 1, 2020, police observed the man riding a bicycling in the area of Concession and Alfred Streets. The man was seen riding his bike through a stop sign without making any attempt to stop.

Police stopped the Man on York Street in Front of the Memorial Centre, where the man identified himself and admitted that he was currently violating a court-imposed curfew. Police confirmed this information, and the man was arrested for breaching his court-imposed conditions.

Prior to being searched, the man also admitted he was in possession of a controlled substance. Police searched his person and located numerous small baggies containing a substance suspected to be fentanyl. Police also located a baggie containing a substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine, several empty baggies, and two baggies of an agent used for cutting drugs with.

At approximately 2:20 a.m., the accused man was transported to Kingston Police Headquarters. There, a search of the man’s backpack found he was also in possession of a number of break-and-enter tools, including a set of bolt cutters, pry bars, and a screw driver. The 34-year-old local man was charged with two counts of trafficking a schedule 1 substance, possession of break-in instruments, and two counts of breach of probation.

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