Fed­eral jail term im­posed on Sydney man

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

SYDNEY — A Sydney man has been sen­tenced to three years in fed­eral prison after plead­ing guilty to drug and other charges while drug of­fences against a co-ac­cused were dis­missed. Justin Andrew MacKin­non, 31, of Cross Street, pleaded guilty to as­sault with a weapon (bear spray), theft (money), breach­ing a court or­der, and two counts of pos­ses­sion for the purpose of traf­fick­ing in­volv­ing co­caine and mar­i­juana. Sev­eral other of­fences were dis­missed.

The of­fences oc­curred in Coxheath and Sydney be­tween Fe­bru­ary and De­cem­ber 2016. In ad­di­tion to the jail sen­tence, MacKin­non is also to sub­mit a DNA sam­ple to the na­tional reg­istry and is banned from pos­sess­ing firearms for 10 years.

Mean­while, five drug charges filed against Stacey Marie Par­sons, 31, were dis­missed. MacKin­non and Par­sons were charged after po­lice searched a home on Cross Street seiz­ing drugs and cash last De­cem­ber.

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