According to a Kingston Police report today, a 28-year-old local man and a 26-year-old local woman have been arrested by the department’s Drug Unit.
The charges came about on the morning of Friday September 8, after undercover officers monitored an unattended vehicle on Rideau Street that had stolen plates attached. At approximately 10am, the driver and passenger arrived, got into the car, and prepared to drive off.
Unmarked police cars then pulled up to box in the vehicle, at which point the driver rammed a police vehicle and a fire hydrant in an effort to get away. However, both were quickly taken into police custody after a brief struggle.
The two accused individuals were then transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
Further investigation resulted in 22 criminal charges being laid against the pair, including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon (replica firearm), possession of proceeds of crime, possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, dangerous driving, breach of probation, fail to comply with judicial release, and fail to comply with undertaking.
Police report the seized drugs are suspected to be heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine.