Man gets jail time for cocaine, pot possession

Charges laid following apartment search in Hantsport

Ashley Thompson
Published on June 22, 2012
Hants Journal

A 28-year-old man will serve two years in prison for possessing cocaine and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Barrett William Regan was charged after RCMP officers found eight grams of cocaine, two grams of pot, $10,900 in cash, scales, a number of cell phones and packaging materials while searching Regan’s Hantsport apartment on Feb 2.

An additional charge of possession of magic mushrooms was dropped after Regan entered guilty pleas to the other possession for the purpose of trafficking charges in Windsor provincial court June 22.

Regan’s attorney, high-profile defence lawyer Joel Pink, asked Judge Alan Tufts to consider a joint recommendation for sentencing drafted in consultation with Crown prosecutor Michael MacKenzie.

Tufts sentenced Regan, a used car salesman and building superintendent, to two years in prison and two years probation. He also imposed a 12-year firearm prohibition, ordered Regan to take substance abuse counselling and demanded the forfeiture of all items seized from the apartment, with the exception of $4,500 of the confiscated cash, an iPad and a Mac laptop.

Regan, who has no previous criminal record, appeared solemn as he was sentenced. He declined to comment when invited to do so.

Braelyn Stewart, then 20, and Peter Ross, then 35, were in Regan’s apartment when the RCMP executed a search warrant. The pair initially faced the same charges as Regan but all charges against Stewart and Ross were dismissed when Regan was convicted.