Man who sold drugs to cop sen­tenced to 6 months in jail

Lethbridge Herald - - HOMETOWN NEWS - Delon Shurtz dshurtz@leth­bridge­herald.com Fol­low @DShurtzHer­ald on Twit­ter

A Leth­bridge man who sold drugs to an un­der­cover po­lice of­fi­cer has been sent to jail.

Richard Giroux pleaded guilty Thurs­day in Leth­bridge pro­vin­cial court to a sin­gle count of drug traf­fick­ing and was sen­tenced to six months be­hind bars.

Court was told Giroux, 49, met with the un­der­cover cop on Sept. 1, 2015 and sold the of­fi­cer two oxy­codone pills for $80.

In ad­di­tion to jail, Giroux is pro­hib­ited from pos­sess­ing cer­tain firearms and weapons for 10 years and others for life. Items seized dur­ing the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion were also for­feited to the Crown for de­struc­tion.

Giroux’s brother, Jason, was also charged with drug traf­fick­ing, theft un­der $5,000 and traf­fick­ing stolen prop­erty, but the charges were with­drawn Thurs­day.

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