Federal jail term imposed on Sydney man
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.