A former Norman Wells resident who pleaded guilty to drug trafficking-related charges was sentenced to two years less a day on May 17.
Thirty-year-old Kelly Sweeney was convicted by deputy judge Brian Bruser on one count of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, a charge he pleaded guilty to in April.
The conviction stems from an RCMP-led investigation into drug trafficking in the community of Norman Wells.
The probe, dubbed Project Gate Crash, was launched in January 2016 after police received reports of drug dealing in the community.
On June 23, 2016, the investigation led RCMP to Sweeney’s apartment where 112.5 grams of cocaine and $25,780 in cash were located.
Paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking was also found inside the unit.
With remand credit for time already served in custody – a total of 285 days – Sweeney has just under 15 months left to serve behind bars.