Kentville Justice Centre
A Halifax County man appeared in Kentville provincial court Sept. 19 for sentencing on a charge of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Gregory Harold Smith, 57, of Beaver Bank, was one of four individuals charged with the offence in Wolfville on May 10, 2012. They were arrested by members of the Yarmouth/Clare RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit. Police seized approximately four ounces of crack cocaine and a sum of money during the arrest, which was part of an ongoing investigation.
Smith pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 30 months in custody. The court also imposed a 12-year firearms prohibition.
On Sept. 19, the charge was dropped against Smith’s co-accused, Craig Murphy, 48, and Sandy Murphy, 28, of Sandy Beach, Yarmouth County and Delores German, 41, Spryfield.
Two Grand Pré residents are facing multiple drug charges after their arrest on Sept. 18.
Lamont Stanley Levy, 38, and Alesha Faye Stevens, 25 were picked up in Wolfville and each charged with two counts of unlawful possession of hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking; two counts of possessing morphine for the purpose of trafficking; and possession of cannabis resin and methadone.
The pair appeared in Kentville provincial court on Sept. 19 before Judge Alan Tufts, who released them on their own recognizance and ordered them to return to court on Oct. to enter pleas to the charges.
Failed to provide breath sample
Donna Dominie, 56, of Greenwich, has been fined for failing to comply with a demand made to her by a peace officer to provide samples of her breath for analysis.
Dominie pled guilty to the charge on Sept. 23, 2013. Judge Claudine MacDonald fined Dominie a total of $1,380 and imposed a one-year driving prohibition order against her.
Dominie committed the offence in New Minas on July 17.
Fines, probation for drug possession
Bobby Jo Baker, 32, of Lawrencetown, has been fined and sentenced to probation for unlawfully possessing cocaine and unlawfully possessing cannabis marijuana.
Baker pled guilty to the charge of possessing marijuana and not guilty to the charge of possessing cocaine on June 12. The matters were adjourned for sentencing and for trial. Baker changed his plea to guilty on the charge of possessing cocaine on Sept. 24. Judge Claudine MacDonald fined Baker $230 on each count, for a total fine of $460, and sentenced him to nine months of probation on the two charges.
Baker committed the offences in Greenwood on Feb. 23.
Conditional discharge for stealing from store
Marlene Dawn Cousins, 58, of Centreville, has been handed a conditional discharge with probation for stealing property valued at less than $5,000 from Walmart.
Cousins pled guilty to the charge on Sept. 23, 2013. Judge Claudine MacDonald handed Cousins a conditional discharge with three months of non-reporting probation.
Cousins committed the offence in New Minas on June 27, 2013.
Meanwhile, Deborah Latter (a.k.a. Deborah Kelly), 44, of Canaan, was handed a conditional discharge with probation for stealing merchandise valued at less than $5,000 from Zellers.
Latter pled not guilty to the charge on April 8. The matter was adjourned for trial, but Latter changed her plea to guilty on July 16. Judge Claudine MacDonald handed Latter a conditional discharge, with three months of probation, on Sept. 23.
Latter committed the offence in New Minas on Jan. 19.
Stole from liquor corporation
Tyler Richard Vickers, 22, of North Kentville, has been fined for stealing property valued at less than $5,000 from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.
Vickers pled guilty to the charge on Sept. 23 and was fined $230.
Vickers committed the offence in Kentville on March 27.