Grim reaper sentenced for possession for the purposes of trafficking | DrumhellerMail
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Grim reaper sentenced for possession for the purposes of trafficking

    A man purporting to be the grim reaper has been sentenced to two and half years in custody for trying to toss drugs and other contraband into the Drumheller Institution.     Kristopher Stout appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, November 12. He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
    The court heard how on Saturday, November 6, police in Drumheller received a call that institution staff had a male in custody who was trespassing at the Drumheller Institution.
    Investigation revealed Stout was in the process of catapulting five packages into the Institution grounds, which contained cell phones, chargers, 56 grams marijuana resin and 34 grams of compressed marijuana. There was also indication there was $1,000 cash, but it was not recovered.
    Stout was found dressed in black with his face painted. He told investigators he was dressed as the grim reaper, and was lost on his way to a Halloween party. 
    Judge Les Grieve, in handing in sentencing, pointed out that drugs are a real problem in the institution and at times they are sending inmates to fight for their lives. He made reference to Justin Wood, who two weeks ago is believed to have died of a drug overdose at the Drumheller Institution.
    Stout is 29 years old and has an extensive criminal record, with 18 convictions since 2003.
    He was sentenced to two and half years in prison for each count to run concurrently.

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