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Drug Enforcement Unit investigation leads to arms trafficking and arms trafficking charges against three individuals

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In June 2024, members of the Kingston Police Drug Unit began an investigation into two men who were actively trafficking crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl from a residence on Wright Crescent in the city of Kingston.

On June 20, 2024, the targets of this investigation, along with two other individuals, were observed leaving the scene in a taxi. With the assistance of the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit, these individuals were subsequently arrested by police and placed under arrest for possession for the purpose of trafficking.

A search of these four individuals, incidental to their arrest, revealed that two occupants were each in possession of a certain quantity of Fentanyl, while another was in possession of a working Taser gun, which was concealed on his person. All parties were then transported to Kingston Police Headquarters, where they were placed in cells.

The Kingston Police Drug Unit subsequently executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at the Wright Crescent residence. A search of this residence allowed police to discover evidence of drug trafficking, as well as a double-barrel sawed-off shotgun stored unsafely in the residence.

Maxwell GILLIS, a 38-year-old Kingston resident, was subsequently charged with several weapons offenses under the Criminal Code of Canada. A 25-year-old from Kingston and a 45-year-old, of no fixed address, were also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Property seized:

-42 grams of Fentanyl

-A 12 gauge double barrel sawed-off shotgun

-Ammunition

-Traffic indices

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