Jail time for possession of marijuana for purpose of trafficking
A Blue Mountain, Kings County, man will serve jail time after being found guilty of unlawfully possessing in excess of three kilograms of cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Lonnie Bernard Power, 52, pleaded not guilty in October 2015 to this charge and to a charge of unlawfully producing cannabis marijuana.
A trial was held over several days. On April 5, Power was found guilty on the possession for the purpose of trafficking charge and was found not guilty of producing marijuana. The matter was adjourned to June 7 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing.
Judge Jean Whalen sentenced Power to nine months in cus- tody, to be followed by one year of probation. The court granted a forfeiture order for items seized in relation to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charge and granted a lifetime firearm prohibition. Power was fined $200 in victim surcharges.
Power committed the offence in Blue Mountain on Sept. 29, 2015.