Kingston man sentenced jail time for drug trafficking, production

Kirk Starratt
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Kentville Justice Centre

A Kingston man will serve two years in custody for trafficking in prescription pills and marijuana and for unlawfully producing marijuana.

Troy Ronald McGill, 42, pleaded guilty to charges of unlawfully possessing hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking; unlawfully possessing oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking, unlawfully possessing marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and unlawfully producing marijuana on Nov. 25. The matters were adjourned to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing.

Judge Alan Tufts sentenced McGill to two years in custody on the four charges on Jan. 22. The court imposed a 12-year firearm prohibition against McGill and granted a forfeiture order for items seized in relation to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges.

McGill committed the offences in Kingston on April 4 and July 4, 2013. Charges of unlawfully possessing oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking in Kingston on April 4 and unlawfully possessing morphine for the purpose of trafficking in Kingston on July 4 were withdrawn on Jan. 22.

According to a news release issued by the RCMP in July, the Valley Street Crime Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence on Pleasant Street, Kingston, during the evening of July 4. Police seized a quantity of three different prescription pills, cash and drug trafficking information. McGill was arrested at the scene

Organizations: RCMP, Valley Street Crime Enforcement Unit

Geographic location: Kingston, Pleasant Street

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