Traffic stop leads to arrest, drugs and weapon charges for Kingston man

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Police who ran a licence plate only to find it was registered to a different vehicle than the one it was on ended up arresting a local man after find drugs and a weapon in his possession.

Police observed the accused male driving a white vehicle southbound on Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard at approximately 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019. After running the licence plate on the vehicle through their database, police found that the licence plate attached to the vehicle was registered to a vehicle of a different make and model.

Police initiated a traffic stop and the ensuing investigation found that the accused man – the passenger in the vehicle – was in possession of a baggy containing a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine. The accused man was placed under arrest and then search, which turned up a second baggy containing a white crystallized substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine. Brass knuckles were also discovered inside the vehicle, according to Kingston Police.

The 29-year-old local man was charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance, possession of a prohibited weapon, four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon while prohibited, and two counts of breach of probation.

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