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Man from PEI lands a four-year prison sentence for drug trafficking

Jul 14, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Summerside man pleads guilty to possessing cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis following a traffic stop bust.

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A man from Summerside, PEI was sentenced to four years in prison for drug trafficking this week after pleading guilty to the count in March of this year.

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If the offence involves other aggravating factors — such as trafficking in or near a school or in a prison — the minimum penalty is two years per charge, notes information from the federal government.

The RCMP reports that with respect to the PEI man, after his release from prison, “he will be prohibited from possessing a weapon for life.

Clearly, there have been other trafficking investigations involving drugs, including cannabis, that have prompted jail or prison time.

Last fall, for example, a 40-year-old man in Canada found with a 1,400-plant cannabis grow-op just before recreational cannabis was legalized in 2018 faced a year in jail.

That sentence was considerably lighter than what a 41-year-old Jamaican citizen who resided in Connecticut faced. He was ordered to spend more than 24 years in prison for various offences, including marijuana trafficking.

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