COURT BRIEFS: Accused fentanyl dealer denied bail as trial nears

A Yellowknife man accused of importing and trafficking a form of fentanyl has lost a bid to spend Christmas out of jail ahead of his trial in the new year. Darcy Oake, 24, was denied bail by Justice Louise Charbonneau in NWT Supreme Court on Wednesday. Oake’s lawyer, Charles Davison, sought to have his client...
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