Seven-month sentence for ‘junior member’ of cocaine network

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Travis King, described by prosecutors as a “junior member” of a Yellowknife cocaine ring, won’t serve penitentiary time after receiving a seven-month sentence Wednesday – two days after he tearfully renounced his criminal past, vowing to become a law-abiding citizen. “My sentence should support his efforts – not crush them,” said Justice Louise Charbonneau as...
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