Accused pleaded guilty to trafficking in fentanyl. 4 pills sold to an undercover police officer for $100. Crown sought 18 months jail plus probation. 36 year old accused with an extensive record.
Held: 3 years jail.
Pre-trial custody time deducted from the 3 year sentence.”Trafficking in fentanyl is almost the equivalent of putting multiple bullets in the chamber of a revolver and playing Russian roulette.” Various authorities reviewed. Severe sentences required in cases involving the sale of fentanyl. Gravity of the offence was “much too high” to accede to the Crown request, as a penitentiary sentence was required.
R. Snukal – Defence Counsel