Warrants executed at Rideau Street address in relation to drugs, firearms

Officers with the Kingston Police Forensic Unit speak with lead investigators after a search warrant was executed at a Rideau Street address in relation to firearms offences on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Photo by First Response Media.

Members of the Kingston Police Major Crimes and Forensics Units remain on scene today at a downtown residence following the execution of a search warrant over the weekend.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Kingston Police Drug Unit and the Kingston Police Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a Rideau Street address. One male was taken into custody as a result.

The Major Crime Unit returned to the address at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, and executed a second search warrant, this time in relation to firearms related offences. No one was injured during the offences.

Photo by First Response Media.

As a result of the warrant executions, police seized a large amount of currency, a quantity of the Schedule 1 substance Fentanyl, and various firearms and prohibited weapons. The investigation remains ongoing.

The arrested party, a 51-year-old local man, was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl) for trafficking
  • Possession of a firearm other than a restricted firearm without holding a licence
  • Five counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited
  • Possession of weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of proceeds of crime
  • Two counts of breach of undertaking
  • Three counts of breach of probation
Photo by First Response Media.

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