Dial-a-dope phone operator sentenced to 30 months

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Yohannes Seyoume, one of four “primary” dial-a-dope phone operators in Todd Dube’s drug ring, was handed a 30 month sentence Thursday in NWT Supreme Court. Due to time served, which amounts to 7 months with credit – he was in custody from his arrest on April 4, 2016 until his release on bail in August,...
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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 editorial@nnsl.com.