Man found with over a hundred grams of cocaine in Norman Wells sentenced

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...
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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