Drug Trafficking, Schedule I (Sentencing Cases)

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Cocaine and Crack

Opiates (Morphine / Heroin / Fentanyl)

Case Name Sentence Drug / Quant. Summary
R v Naccarato,
2017 BCSC 645 (CanLII)
suspended sentence 58.3 grams heroin laced with fentanyl
R v Lee,
2017 BCPC 37 (CanLII)
6 months 235 g heroin
431.72 g cocaine
[per Rideout PCJ]
R v Fyfe,
2017 SKQB 5 (CanLII)
5 years, 30 days (global)
2.5 years (fentanyl) x 2
[per Danyliuk SCJ]
R v Sihota,
2016 BCPC 410 (CanLII)
6 months 42.7 grams The Judge also made a DNA Order and s. 109 Weapons Prohibition Order
R v Aujla,
2016 ABPC 272 (CanLII)
7 years (global)
7 years (fentanyl)
5 years (heroin)
4 years (cocaine and Meth)
1 year (proceeds)
3 months (body armour)
The offender was convicted at trial of trafficking drug, possession of body armour and possession of proceeds of crime. [per Van Harten PCJ]
R v Healey,
2016 CanLII 26778 (NLPC)
1 year (poss'n to traffick)
6 years (robbery)
The offender pleaded guilty to robbery with a mask and possession of Sch I drugs (codeine, morphine, hydromorphone, and methylphenidate).
R v Fitzsimmons,
2016 ONCA 107 (CanLII)
2 years 213 OxyNeo and 7 Cesamet pills Offender brought pills to detention centre and had pills hidden on her. She was convicted at trial for possession for the purpose.
R v Taylor,
2013 NLCA 42 (CanLII)
15 months Penitentiary guard smuggles in 31 oxycodone pills; 38 morphine pills; less than 100 grams of marihuana; 3 ecstasy pills; 5 clonazepam pills; 48 other prescription pills; tobacco; a lighter; a cell phone charger and rolling papers
R v King,
2013 ONCA 417
42 months 500 oxy pills Offender worked in doctor's office. She forged prescriptions at request of brother.
R v Bonnie,
2013 ONCJ 243 (CanLII)
2 months (marijuana)
8 months (oxycodone)
R v Grammatikos,
2013 MBQB 44 (CanLII)
2 year CSO
R v Ducharme,
2013 MBPC 1 (CanLII)
12 months 42 gr morphine smuggling drugs into a prison
R v Leung,
2012 ABPC 158 (CanLII)
3 years 600 x 80 milligram Oxycodone tablets also sentenced on 7.1 g crack cocaine (1 year)
R v Lee,
2012 BCPC 169 (CanLII)
9 months .44 g also convicted of poss'n of <5g of cocaine -- part of dial a dope operation
R v Giammarco,
2012 CanLII 11239 (ON SC)
5 to 6 years 3.5 kg heroin trafficking
R v Hernandez,
2012 BCSC 238 (CanLII)
6 months 4 g heroin
R v Roche,
2011 CanLII 77682 (NL PC)
25 months 654 Oxycontin pills
R v Taromi,
2010 ONCJ 304 (CanLII)
2 years less a day CSO two counts of trafficking heroin
R v Breau
2004 NBPC 22 (CanLII)
2 months (poss'n, hydro/oxy)
10 months (poss'n for trafficking, hydro)
breach undertaking (2 months)
The offender's residence was subject to a search where he was found injecting drugs. Later, he was being watched by police which resulted in a second search and arrest for breach and possession for purpose of trafficking.
R v Doiron,
2007 NBQB 79 (CanLII)
12 mo CSO 10.2g cocaine and 99 hydromorphone tablets no record; guilty plea
R v Domke,
2006 ABPC 252 (CanLII)
5 years large quantity of pills
R v Cormier,
2006 NBQB 54 (CanLII)
3 years more than a "few pills"
R v Pechawis ,
2005 SKPC 25 (CanLII)
18 month CSO
R v McIntyre,
2004 NBPC 14 (CanLII)
18 mo after 2 mo remand
R v Breau,
2004 NBPC 22 (CanLII)
10 mo 1 capsule of Oxycontin, 2 capsules of Hydromorphone and 8 capsules of Dilaudid
R v Whittaker,
2001 ABQB 601 (CanLII)
4 years sold 50+ pills of hydromorphone in 4 transactions
R v Whittaker,
2001 ABQB 873 (CanLII)
12 mo 2 tablets of hydromorphone remand credit given
R v Knoll,
2001 ABQB 69 (CanLII)
2 years less a day CSO 41 pills of hydromorphone
R v Laliberte (M.R.),
189 Sask.R. 190, 2000 SKCA 27 (CanLII)
12 mo CSO 12 dilaudids sold to undercover
R v Keepness,
2000 SKCA 28 (CanLII)
12 mo CSO 2 dilaudids
R v Kappeler (F.G.),
(1998), 232 A.R. 302 (CA)
40 months sold two four milligram tablets of dilaudids to undercover officer



Case Name Sentence Drug / Quant. Summary
Hofsteede, 2018 ONCA 31 (CanLII) 54 months (global) The offender was found guilty of possession for the purpose of trafficking of methamphetamine, marijuana, and morphine. He also was in simple possession of other drugs. He had a record spanning 30 years including convictions for drug trafficking.
R v Daschner,
2013 ABQB 103 (CanLII)
18 months 2.1 gr offender ran sophisticated trafficing operation from his apartment. $60,000+ in proceeds was found as well.
R v Bernard,
2012 ONSC 4009 (CanLII)
4 to 12 years 20kg+
R v Barnett,
2011 BCPC 320 (CanLII)
12 months meth-amphetamines; handgun found in house


Case Name Sentence Drug / Quant. Summary
R v Kurdydyk,
2017 MBQB 2 (CanLII)
12 months The offender was found driving a vehicle in which the police 2 bags of MDMA each containing 7 grams. He was 19 years old with no criminal record.
R v Geiger,
2016 ABCA 337 (CanLII)
18 months The offender plead guilty to selling ecstasy to an undercover officer on three occasions. Trial Judge gave 3 years suspended sentence.


Case Name Sentence Drug / Quant. Summary
R v Sansalone, 2013 ONCA 226 (CanLII) 5 years

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