An inmate at the Drumheller Institution has been sentenced to three more years in prison after corrections officers discovered drugs in his cell.
Sean Critch appeared in provincial court on Friday, May 28. He was charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking and simple possession. He pleaded guilty.
The court heard how on February 27, a corrections officer was doing a range walk when he observed Critch in his cell wrapping a package in cellophane. When officers entered his cell, Critch tried to flush the package down the toilet.
When officers opened the package they discovered 53– 200 mg tablets of morphine and less than one gram of heroin. The tablets were packaged for distribution. The cache of drugs had an institutional value of approximately $10,600.
Critch has a related criminal record, and is currently serving a seven-year sentence. The crown and defense joined in a submission for a sentence of three years, citing Critch’s early plea as a mitigating factor.
Judge Grieve accepted the joint submission and sentenced Critch to three years for each count to be served consecutive to each other, but concurrent to his existing sentence.