Martin Edward Borden, 56, of North Kentville, has been sentenced to federal time for possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Borden pleaded not guilty to the charge of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and a charge of possessing marijuana for the purpose of trafficking on Oct. 11, 2013. The matters were adjourned for trial, but Borden changed his plea to guilty on April 8 to the cocaine trafficking charge. The matters were adjourned to June 2 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
Judge Alan Tufts sentenced Borden to three years in federal custody for trafficking cocaine. The court granted a forfeiture order for items seized, including cash and a cell phone. The court imposed a 13-year firearm prohibition against Borden and granted a DNA order.
The court also ordered the release of Borden’s cash bail to defence attorney Chris Manning, with the consent of the accused. The charge of possessing marijuana for the purpose of trafficking was withdrawn.
Borden pleaded guilty on June 2 to two counts of failing to comply with his recognizance and the lesser, included offence of cocaine possession. Borden had originally been charged with another count of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Borden was sentenced to one day in custody, deemed served, on these counts.
Borden committed the offences in Windsor on April 5, 2013, in Falmouth on Jan. 10 and in Kentville on Feb. 13.