Drug dealer jailed

Jac­que­line Dawn Camp­bell ar­rested with 81 hy­dro­mor­phone pills, other drugs

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE - THE GUARDIAN rross@the­guardian.pe.ca twit­ter.com/@ryan­r­ross

A Strat­ford woman who was ar­rested with about $2,000 worth of hy­dro­mor­phone pills was sen­tenced Wed­nes­day to nine months in jail. bought $40 worth of hy­dro­mor­phone from Camp­bell.

Even­tu­ally the RCMP ar­rested Camp­bell af­ter find­ing her with drugs on her way to a phar­macy.

The po­lice found 81 eight-mil­ligram hy­dro­mor­phone pills, 4.5 grams of mar­i­juana, nine Per­co­cet pills, score sheets to keep track of drug deals and what the fed­eral Crown called a snort­ing straw.

A search of Camp­bell’s house found more score sheets but no drugs.

Camp­bell ad­mit­ted to po­lice she sold eight-mil­ligram hy­dro­mor­phone pills, known as D8s, to pay off a drug debt.

The Crown stayed charges re­lated to the other two drugs po­lice found her with.

De­fence lawyer Yolande Mur­phy said her client had a dif­fi­cult child­hood and dropped out of high school.

She has been on methadone since 2014, and all of the ran­dom urine sam­ples she pro­vided have all been clean, Mur­phy said.

In hand­ing down a sen­tence, Tay­lor said Camp­bell was found with a large amount of hy­dro­mor­phone, which is a drug he de­scribed as very ad­dic­tive.

“Among those drugs which ruin lives for peo­ple un­for­tu­nate enough to be­come ad­dicted,” he said. Jac­que­line Dawn Camp­bell had no crim­i­nal record when po­lice ar­rested her on drug charges. Be­fore she was sen­tenced on that charge she got a record af­ter plead­ing guilty to theft from the No Frills gro­cery store in Strat­ford. Camp­bell’s lawyer told a judge at a sen­tenc­ing hear­ing on the drug charges that her client’s so­cial as­sis­tance had been cut off. The ac­cused stole $45 worth of food. Camp­bell had to pay a fine for the theft and paid resti­tu­tion to the store.

Tay­lor said in cases that deal with highly ad­dic­tive drugs de­ter­rence and de­nun­ci­a­tion are the main con­sid­er­a­tions dur­ing sen­tenc­ing.

Along with the jail time, Camp­bell will be on pro­ba­tion for one year af­ter her re­lease.

Tay­lor also or­dered a weapons pro­hi­bi­tion, and Camp­bell will have to pro­vide a DNA sam­ple for the na­tional data­bank.

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