A 22-year-old man arrested with 100 grams of marijuana last fall was sentenced to four months of house arrest this week.
Corey McCann pleaded guilty Monday to one count of possession for the purposes of trafficking.
Police observed McCann on Oct. 1 last year selling drugs, while they had him under surveillance. Officers later pulled him over and when they searched his vehicle discovered 100 grams of marijuana in the vehicle, as well as cash and cellphones.
McCann told the court he had taken up the drug trade while unemployed.
In handing down his sentence, Judge Daniel Pahl warned McCann that, except for the fact he didn’t have a criminal record, this type of crime could have easily landed him in jail.
“You can’t afford to make a mistake like this again.”
For the first month of his house arrest, McCann will be required to stay at home 24 hours a day, except for work and some other exceptions.
In the last three months he will have to observe an 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
He will also have to perform 40 hours of community service.
A man with a deep-seated problem with alcohol was sentenced Monday to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty in a domestic assault case.
Corey Wayne Meunier pleaded guilty to the single count of assault and was handed the probationary term, with a warning that he didn’t have the luxury of straying outside the law.
Police were called on May 20 after a complaint from a neighbour about a possible domestic assault.
Officers had been to the house earlier that night. When they returned, they found Meunier and his girlfriend. Both had minor injuries to their faces and had been drinking.
Meunier had a significant record with several assault convictions, but Judge Daniel Pahl noted they all had something to do with alcohol.
In light of that, while he is on probation Meunier will have to abstain from alcohol and take counselling for his addiction, as well as counselling related to domestic violence.
Under a suspended sentence, Meunier could be sent to jail if he breaks the conditions of his probation. Paul emphasized that any further problems would be the last straw.
“The chances of you going to jail are very high. We would like to avoid that.”