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Stole from liquor store; assault, probation, recognizance offences


Douglas Lee Bezanson, 30, of Waterville, has been handed a conditional sentence order and sentenced to probation for stealing property valued at less than $5,000 from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation; failing to comply with his recognizance; assault; and two counts of failing to comply with probation.

Bezanson pled not guilty to the charges of assault and the two probation charges on Jan. 14. The matters were adjourned for trial, but Bezanson changed his pleas to guilty on Sept. 26 and pled guilty to the remaining charges on Sept. 26. Judge Claudine MacDonald handed Bezanson a six-month conditional sentence order Dec. 3 on the five counts, including daily curfew for the first three months, followed by 18 months of probation.

Bezanson committed the offences in Kentville on Nov. 9 and Dec. 31, 2012 and on May 25, 2013.


Suspended sentence for included offence of possession


Charles Amos Dempsey, 48, of Wilmot, has been handed a suspended sentence with probation for the included offence of unlawfully possessing cannabis marijuana.

Dempsey pled not guilty to the original charge of unlawfully possessing not in excess of three kilograms of cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking on May 21. The matter was adjourned for trial, but Dempsey changed his plea to guilty to the lesser, included offence of possession on Dec. 3 with the consent of the Crown.

Judge Claudine MacDonald handed Dempsey a suspended sentence with one year of probation, including 40 hours of community service work.

Dempsey committed the offence in Berwick on Dec. 11, 2012.


Organizations: Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation

Geographic location: Kings, Kentville, Berwick

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