Quinte West man faces drug and firearm charges after incident with air pistol

OPP have charged a 31-year-old man following an incident with an air pistol Wednesday. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Quinte West OPP arrested a man in his 30s after receiving reports of a man pointing a firearm in the city.

According to OPP, around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, witnesses saw someone pointing what looked to be a handgun at another person on Scott Street.

Multiple police officers rushed to the Scott Street home where a replica air pistol and multiple Percocet pills were seized, OPP says.

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OPP then charged 31-year-old Frederick Taylor with the following:

  • pointing a firearm
  • assault with a weapon
  • possession of oxycodone
  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

He was released and is scheduled to appear at a Belleville court on June 24.


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