Canaan man nets federal sentence on cocaine trafficking charge

Kirk Starratt kstarratt@kingscountynews.ca
Published on March 2, 2016

KENTVILLE - A Canaan man has been sentenced to jail time for possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Jeffery Raymond Brown, 31, changed his plea to guilty in December and the matter was adjourned until March 1 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing.

Judge Alan Tufts sentenced Brown to two years in custody and imposed a 10-year firearm prohibition against him for the March 27, 2014 offence. The court granted a forfeiture order for property seized in relation to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charge with Brown’s consent. He was also ordered to provide a DNA sample.

A co-accused, Katelyn Stacey Ripley, 26, also of Canaan, pleaded not guilty to the possession for the purpose of trafficking charge and to a charge of willfully obstructing members of the Kings County Street Crime Enforcement Unit engaged in the execution of their duty in May 2014.

She changed her plea to guilty on the obstruction charge in December and the matter was adjourned to March 3 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing. The possession for the purpose of trafficking charge was adjourned for disposition.

The obstruction charge against Brown was withdrawn in May 2014.