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Upper Dyke man nets federal sentence for property, weapon, drug offences

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An Upper Dyke man will serve federal time for property, weapon and drug-related crimes.

KENTVILLE, NS - An Upper Dyke man will serve federal time after pleading guilty to property, weapon and drug-related charges.

Keifer Andrew Belliveau, 28, was present in Kentville provincial court in custody on Nov. 7, when he was sentenced to a total of 32 months in custody on six charges.

He pleaded guilty on Nov. 7 to break, enter and theft involving a house in Spa Springs; and carrying a concealed weapon – a started pistol – while not being authorized to carry a concealed weapon under the Firearms Act.

Judge Christopher Manning sentenced Belliveau to 10 months in custody on the break, enter and theft charge and sentenced him to two months in custody - to be served concurrently - for carrying a concealed weapon. The court granted a forfeiture order for the starter pistol.

Charges of possessing stolen property of a value not exceeding $5,000 and carrying an imitation weapon – the started pistol – for a purpose dangerous to the public peace were withdrawn on Nov. 7.

Belliveau committed the offences in Spa Springs on July 13. The matters of two co-accused on the charges of break, enter and theft and possession of stolen property – Sarah Jade Smith and Jordan Donald Delorey – remain before the court in Annapolis County.

Belliveau pleaded guilty in October to a charge of being unlawfully inside a house. He had originally been charged with break and enter and committing the indictable offence of mischief therein but pleaded guilty to the lesser, included offence of being unlawfully inside a house. Belliveau also pleaded guilty in October to possessing a stolen Honda ATV of a value not exceeding $5,000. These matters were adjourned for sentencing.

On Nov. 7, Belliveau was sentenced to 10 months in custody – to be served consecutively – for being unlawfully inside a house and was sentenced to two months in custody – to be served concurrently – for possessing the stolen ATV. The court granted a standalone restitution order for $325.24 to be paid to the victim in relation to the charge of being unlawfully inside a house.

Belliveau committed the offences in North Kingston on Aug. 19. A charge of committing mischief by willfully damaging a wardrobe to a value not exceeding $5,000 was withdrawn on Nov. 7.

Belliveau pleaded guilty on Oct. 31 to a charge of possessing hydromorphone and morphine for the purpose of trafficking and a charge of possessing cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The matters were adjourned for sentencing.

On Nov. 7, Belliveau was sentenced to 12 months in custody – to be served consecutively – for possessing hydromorphone and morphine for the purpose of trafficking. The court granted a secondary DNA order, imposed a 10-year firearm prohibition against Belliveau and granted a forfeiture order for items seized in relation to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charge.

Belliveau was sentenced to six months in custody – to be served concurrently – for possessing cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Belliveau committed the offences in Auburn on June 27, 2017. A charge of possessing morphine for the purpose of trafficking and a charge of possessing psilocybin were withdrawn on Nov. 7.

Kirk.starratt@kingscountynews.ca

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