A man and woman from Belleville have been sentenced on drug trafficking and weapons charges.
In November 2014, police executed a search warrant on an east end home where they seized a quantity of marijuana, hydromorphone pills, prohibited weapons including batons, brass knuckles, spring loaded knives, a cell phone taser, ammunition, cash, scales and stolen property.
In June 2016, 36-year-old Jody Wannamaker pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, possession of hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking and possession of prohibited device. 36-year-old Jamie Morrow pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
On Monday, Justice Wolf Tausendfreund sentenced Wannamaker to two years to be served concurrently in a federal prison. He is to submit a DNA sample and has a lifetime weapons prohibition.
Morrow was given a conditional sentence with one year probation and a curfew. She was given a 10-year weapons ban and must submit a DNA sample.
Meanwhile in a separate matter, the fate of a former Prince Edward Island man who pleaded guilty to two counts of drug trafficking charges this past summer is now in the hands of a judge.
In August, 60-year-old George William Roach pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking hydromorphone and one count of trafficking marijuana.
He was charged in 2013 after selling marijuana and hydromorphone tables to undercover police in separate incidents. Roach who now lives in Cobourg had the charges transferred to this jurisdiction.
On Monday, court heard final submissions from Crown Attorney Joanne Hurley and defence lawyer Pieter Kort.
Kort told the court how Roach had taken steps to rehabilitate himself and that his life has taken a complete 180 turn. He asked that Roach receive a conditional sentence with probation and no jail time.
Hurley indicated she had been given marching orders from the crown’s office in Charlottetown and requested a jail term of 18 to 24 months. She noted that due to new information stating Roach was making positive strides she felt an intermittent sentence with jail time was more reasonable given the seriousness of the crime.
Justice Tausendfreund is scheduled to make his verdict on November 8 at 10 a.m.