Fleeing alleged drug trafficker tracked by GPS monitor on ankle, police say

An accused drug trafficker apparently forgot about the GPS tracking device on his ankle when he allegedly fled police while carrying a firearm and drugs.

Police in Kingston, Ont., say the 32-year-old received four firearms prohibitions between 2009 and 2013 and was released on bail after being charged late last year with drug trafficking, possession of a weapon and possession of stolen property.

They say he was released on various conditions and required to wear a GPS monitoring device.

Officers monitoring the man allegedly saw him leave a home on Wednesday carrying a bag and not in the presence of his surety as required by his bail conditions.

When an officer attempted to arrest the man he allegedly dropped the bag which police say contained a firearm and marijuana and fled on foot.

Investigators say he was tracked to a nearby building and now faces 10 counts, including possession of a firearm while prohibited, marijuana possession, resisting arrest and breach of recognizance.

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