Man pleads guilty to possession for the purposes of trafficking | DrumhellerMail
Last updateTue, 18 Jun 2024 12pm

Man pleads guilty to possession for the purposes of trafficking

    A Drumheller man has been sentenced to 30 days for possession of marijuana for the purposes of trafficking.     Corey David Clark pleaded guilty to the charge in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, January 21.
    In August of last year, RCMP, acting on information received that there was marijuana being sold out of garage in the Huntington area of Drumheller, set up surveillance of the home. Police observed an individual exiting the property and found drugs on the person.
    The RCMP obtained a search warrant and entered the property. In Clark’s truck they found 2-3.5 gram bags of marijuana. A further search of the garage uncovered another larger stash of marijuana, as well as paraphernalia including a grinder, scale and rolling papers. The total amount of marijuana seized was 139.6 grams, with an estimated street value, depending on how it is sold, of $700-$1,400.
    In light of a presentence report Federal Prosecutor Bill Herman asked for a short sharp sentence, saying that Clark did not accept the risks his actions have to his family nor acknowledge the effect on the lives of other people who use the drugs. Defense for Clark, Gary Wood said Clark was not a dealer, but foolishly was holding the drugs for another individual.
    Herman countered by saying drug trafficking was observed at the home and Clark was the only person with access to a stash locked in a drawer.
    Judge L. Grieve sentenced Clark to 30 days in custody followed by a year of probation, with the conditions to keep the peace and to attend counselling.

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