July 23rd, 2019
R v Churchill, 2019 Alberta Court Of Appeal – Sentence Reduced From 3 Years, 5 Months to 2 Years For Fentanyl Trafficking
Appeal from a global sentence of 3 years and 5 months (including other drug and weapons offences) on the basis that the trial judge erred in categorizing a “holding out” offence in the same sentence range as trafficking fentanyl. Appellant was convicted of trafficking in fentanyl. He sold a substance represented to be fentanyl to … Read More.
June 13th, 2019
Fentanyl Trafficking Receives 8.5 Month Sentence Instead of 4.5 Years Sought By Crown – R v Yarmey, 2019 Edmonton Queen’s Bench
Accused pled guilty to one count of trafficking 2.1 grams of cocaine and two counts of trafficking fentanyl, 3 pills on one occasion and 12 pills on a second. Crown sought 4-4.5 years and asked a starting point of 6 years’ jail be set. Defence sought a rehabilitative sentence which took into account the accused’s … Read More.
April 30th, 2018
Accused pleaded guilty to possession of fentanyl and MDMA for the purposes of trafficking, as well as a proceeds of crime charge. Accused was 33 with no prior criminal record, and had family support and a positive PSR. Significant amount of fentanyl (65g at street value of approximately $43,688). Held: 6.5 years’ jail. Case law … Read More.