Tuesday, January 31, 2017
B.C. fentanyl dealer sentenced to 14 years in prison
CBC is reporting that "A man accused of bearing "personal significant responsibility for hundreds of fentanyl-detected deaths in British Columbia has been given 14 years in prison, in the first major fentanyl-related sentencing in British Columbia since the opioid crisis began."
"Walter James McCormick was sentenced Monday, after an extended trial that centred around the government's desire to create a new sentencing range for fentanyl trafficking, a case in which the Crown was asking for an unprecedented 18-year prison term."
Will Surrey arrest the fentanyl dealers on the Surrey strip now or will they simply use this single scapegoat as a pretense for addressing the problem?