Three males arrested on drug and weapons charges

Members of the Kingston Police Emergency Response Unit out front of a Compton Street address during the execution of a drug search warrant on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Photo by Cris Vilela.

Three males, including one from Kingston, are facing charges after the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant in Kingston’s north end.

The warrant was executed at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, and also involved the Kingston Police Emergency Response Unit. Police were responding to citizen complaints regarding drug trafficking in the north-end residence. A large police presence was observed in the area of Compton Street and Butler Street at the time.

When police entered the residence, two of the accused males fled the scene through a third-storey bedroom window onto the roof. The pair ran across neighbouring roofs before jumping to the ground and fleeing southbound on foot, according to Kingston Police. Officers gave chase on foot, and the two men jumped fences into numerous backyards. The Kingston Police Canine Unit, which was on scene to assist with the execution of the warrant, also gave chase. The area was contained by police and the two accused males were located by Canine Officer Zeus hiding under a plastic children’s pool. Both men fought with police and Zeus before being taken into the custody.

A member of the Kingston Police Emergency Response Unit helping to secure the area after two parties fled from the residence where a search warrant was being executed on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Photo by Cris Vilela.

The two males were arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, and a third male party was located inside the residence and subsequently arrested. All three parties were held to attend a bail hearing today.

During the search of the residence, police located a fully-loaded sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun inside, along with a quantity of fentanyl, cocaine, and Canadian currency. The total street value of the drugs and currency was over $9,000, according to police.

A sawed-off shotgun, fentanyl, cocaine, and Canadian currency seized by police following the execution of a search warrant in Kingston’s north end on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Photo via Kingston Police.

A 50-year-old local man, Andy Caird, who was located inside the residence, was charged with:

  • Two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Three counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Two counts of careless storage of ammunition
  • Possession of a weapon for committing an offence
  • Possession of a loaded regulated firearm
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited

A 20-year-old Toronto man, Moreland McNeil, who fled from police, was charged with:

  • Two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Three counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Two counts of careless storage of ammunition
  • Possession of a weapon for committing an offence
  • Possession of a loaded regulated firearm
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Resisting a peace officer

A 16-year-old male youth from Toronto, who fled police, was charged with:

  • Two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Three counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Two counts of careless storage of ammunition
  • Possession of a weapon for committing an offence
  • Possession of a loaded regulated firearm
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Resisting a peace officer
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5 thoughts on “Three males arrested on drug and weapons charges

  • February 19, 2020 at 4:10 pm
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    Wtg Officer Zues and KPD, job well done.

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  • February 21, 2020 at 9:22 am
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    Sorry to nitpick, but just in case the columnist can catch it in time to edit it before too many people see it, when writing about an “officer two secure the area after two parties fled from….” ….I believe he/she meant “officer TO secure the area after TWO parties fled from the residence….”. I truly mean no disrespect, and I do think this is a great and informative article, so thank you kindly….I certainly hope I haven’t overstepped my bounds. Great job KPD!! :)

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    • February 21, 2020 at 1:44 pm
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      Good catch! Thanks, Samantha! I shall fix it right away.

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  • February 21, 2020 at 1:14 pm
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    They should post the name of the youth. He is playing in an adult world. Face the adult consequences. If found guilty they this stays with him for life. Can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

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    • February 23, 2020 at 1:16 am
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      I agree , if the youths want to play in a big boy world they should be named and shamed just like an adult, if it’s adult crimes they should do big boy time

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