Update on police seizure of loaded handgun and nearly $200k fentanyl-laced drugs and cash
More arrests have been made and over 20 charges have been laid in relation to a case involving the search of a residence in central Kingston that resulted in the seizure of a loaded handgun and nearly $200,000 in fentanyl-laced drugs and cash.
The search took place on Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018, and as of today, Wednesday, Jul. 25, two arrests have been made and a total of 25 charges have been laid. A 31-year-old male was arrested in relation to the warrant, and he faces 15 charges. His co-accused, a 31-year-old female, is now facing 10 charges.
The two were jointly charged with: storage of a firearm in careless manner; storage of ammunition in a careless manner; five charges in relation to the possession of a prohibited weapon; two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking; and possession of property obtained by crime. The 31-year-old male was additionally charged with four counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited, and breach of undertaking.
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Police seize loaded handgun and nearly $200k in fentanyl-laced drugs and cash
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.