Man sen­tenced to one day in jail for drug pos­ses­sion

Lethbridge Herald - - HOMETOWN NEWS - Delon Shurtz LETH­BRIDGE HER­ALD dshurtz@leth­bridge­ Fol­low @DelonHer­ald on Twit­ter

A Fort Macleod man ar­rested in April fol­low­ing a drug bust in Fort Macleod ear­lier this year has been handed a short jail sen­tence for pos­sess­ing co­caine.

Adrian North Peigan, 36, pleaded guilty Fri­day in Leth­bridge pro­vin­cial court to one count of drug pos­ses­sion and was sen­tenced to one day in jail.

Court was told Leth­bridge po­lice be­lieved North Peigan was traf­fick­ing in drugs, and when they ar­rested him April 18 at a Fort Macleod res­i­dence, they found him in pos­ses­sion of half a gram of co­caine.

Although he was ini­tially charged with three counts of drug pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing and one count of breach­ing re­lease con­di­tions, the drug charges were down­graded Fri­day to the sin­gle charge of sim­ple pos­ses­sion and the rest of the charges were with­drawn by the Crown.

Sim­i­lar charges against a co-ac­cused, Katie Natasha Ea­gle Speaker, 29, of Fort Macleod, were also with­drawn.

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