A summary of charges and sentences in 2015 Peace Region drug trafficking bust

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC has provided the following update on suspects charged, convicted, and sentenced after a year-long investigation into drug trafficking in the Peace Region in 2015 and 2016.

Investigators seized more than $57,000 in cash, along with various quantities of cocaine, crystal meth, Percocet, GHB, and fentanyl. They also seized several guns, including a .22 caliber rifle, a loaded 12 gauge shotgun, and an AR-15 rifle.

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  1. Jamie St. Denis (born 1978) pleaded guilty and was convicted of trafficking cocaine, weapons trafficking, and possession of weapon contrary to order. St. Denis was sentenced to 7.5 years jail time and given a 10-year firearms prohibition.

  2. Ryan Holden (born 1980) pleaded guilty and was convicted of unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm. Holden was sentenced to two years jail, given a three-year probation order, and a lifetime firearm prohibition.

  3. Christina Mackay (born 1986) was convicted of trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Mackay's sentencing is scheduled for May 2019.

  4. Nuaman Mohamud (born 1986) pleaded guilty and was convicted of six counts of trafficking cocaine, and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Mohamud received 90 days jail, to be served on weekends over a two-year period, 18 months probation, and a mandatory firearms prohibition.

  5. Lisa Beaulieu (born 1981) was convicted at trial of trafficking cocaine. Beaulieu was sentenced to 126 days jail and given a mandatory firearms prohibition.

  6. Darcy Beaulieu (born 1985) was acquitted at trial. 



  7. Rae-Dawn Campbell (born 1988) was convicted of lesser charges of cocaine possession, and sentenced to an absolute discharge on December 7, 2017.



  8. Preston Norris (born 1997) was convicted of trafficking cocaine. Norris pleaded guilty and was referred to Drug Treatment Court in Vancouver and has biweekly progress hearings. Sentencing will occur after treatment.



  9. Lashway Merritt (born 1994) pleaded guilty and was convicted of trafficking cocaine. Merritt was sentenced to 90 days jail, given 15 months probation, and a 10-year firearms prohibition.

  10. Rory Baxter (born 1996) was acquitted of cocaine trafficking and possession charges at trial.


  11. James Beattie born 1993) pleaded guilty and was convicted of trafficking cocaine. Beattie is awaiting sentencing scheduled for February 19, 2019.

  12. 
Isabel Laboucan (born 1972) saw a stay of proceedings.



  13. Tyson Maurice (born 1997) pleaded guilty and was convicted of trafficking cocaine. Maurice is awaiting sentencing scheduled for April 4, 2019.

  14. Arin Charleyboy (born 1990) was found guilty and convicted of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Charleyboy is awaiting sentencing.

  15. 
Sam Tapanila (born 1981) was found guilty and convicted of three counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of trafficking heroin and fentanyl, and one count of trafficking oxycodone. Tapanila is awaiting sentencing, scheduled for Feb. 11, 2019.

  16. Troy Romanow (born 1964) pleaded guilty and was convicted of trafficking fentanyl and possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking. Romanow was given a three-year probation order and mandatory 10-year firearm prohibition
.

  17. Curtis Britz (born 1993) pleaded guilty and was convicted of two counts of trafficking cocaine. Britz is awaiting a date for sentencing.

  18. Alena Wallace (born 1990) is wanted on an arrest warrant.

  19. Paul Del Grosso (born 1979) is wanted on an arrest warrant.

  20. David Oster (born 1991) pleaded guilty and was convicted of trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Oster was sentenced to seven months jail, given a one-year probation order, and a mandatory 10-year firearm prohibition

  21. 
David Shane (born 1979) was found not guilty at trial.

  22. Ghislain Cormier (born 1996) is awaiting trial.

  23. Wayne Weatherhead (born 1995) pleaded guilty and was convicted of trafficking fentanyl. Weatherhead was sentenced to 122 days jail time and given a mandatory 10-year firearms prohibition.

  24. Kevin Danais (born 1997) is awaiting trial, scheduled for April 9 to 11, 2019.

  25. 
Colby Davis (born 1996) pleaded guilty and was convicted of trafficking cocaine and fentanyl. Davis received an 18-month probation order and a mandatory 10-year firearms prohibition.

  26. Andreas Fuchs (born 1989) is currently in the middle of trial.


  27. Marc Renaud (born 1986) is currently in the middle of trial.


  28. Brandon Robichaud (born 1995) is currently in the middle of trial.

  29. Kelsey Gauthier (born 1988) is awaiting trial continuation, scheduled for February 8, 2019
.

  30. One unnamed youth at the time of the offence was convicted of trafficking cocaine, and received a nine-month probation order and two-year firearms prohibition
.

  31. Jerron Krausher (born 1994) saw a stay of proceedings.

  32. Shane Lyne (born 1997) pleaded guilty and was convicted of trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Lyne received a suspended sentence, 18 months probation, and a 10-year firearms prohibition.


  33. Josh Carter (born 1997) was convicted of trafficking fentanyl, and received a suspended sentence, a one-year probation order, and a mandatory 10-year firearm prohibition.

  34. William McWhirter (born 1979) pleaded guilty and was convicted of two counts of trafficking cocaine, and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. McWhirter was sentenced to 172 days jail and was handed a lifetime firearms prohibition.


  35. Danick Leger (born 1995) is wanted on an arrest warrant.

  36. Jamie Cormier (born 1991) is wanted on an arrest warrant.

 

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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