House arrest ordered in drug case
TRURO, N.S. – A Hants County man who pled guilty to possessing cocaine for trafficking purposes was given a conditional sentence in provincial
court on Wednesday. Arnold Clifton Messervey, 63, of Riverview Road, also pled guilty to possessing less than three kilograms of marijuana.
As part of his conditional sentence, Messervey must spent the first seven months under house arrest and adhere to daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the final eight months. He was also fined $2,990 for the marijuana possession. During his sentence, Messervey is banned from consuming alcohol or using illicit drugs, is not permitted to enter establishments where alcohol is a primary source of business and must take all prescribed medications as prescribed as well as taking counselling for drug use.
He was also ordered not to have any contact with anyone with a criminal record, except for immediate family members.