Cocaine and sawed-off shotgun draw prison time

A Montreal-born man busted with guns and drugs during police raids last year was handed a prison sentence in NWT territorial court Friday. Mamadou Gueye, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a substance for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possessing a prohibited firearm and one count of failing to comply with...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at