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Kings and West Hants Court Report, Oct. 10

The Kentville law courts. - File
The Kentville law courts. - File

This is the latest court report for Kings and West Hants counties.

Federal sentence for drug offence

Kristin Ryan Kirkpatrick, 36, of Port Williams, has been sentenced to federal time for unlawfully possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Kirkpatrick changed his plea to guilty on June 6 and the matter was adjourned to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing.

On Oct. 7, Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek sentenced Kirkpatrick to two years of federal custody. The court imposed a lifetime firearm prohibition against Kirkpatrick, granted a secondary DNA order and granted a forfeiture order for offence-related property.

Kirkpatrick committed the offence in Port Williams on Nov. 23, 2017. Charges of storing a firearm in a careless manner and possessing a firearm, a shotgun, without holding the necessary licence were dismissed on Oct. 7.

Suspended sentence for trafficking

Angie Marie Saucier, 54, of Windsor, has been handed a suspended sentence with probation for trafficking in a substance held out to be cannabis.

Saucier changed her plea to guilty on Aug. 9. The matter was adjourned to Oct. 8 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing.

Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek handed Saucier a suspended sentence with three months of probation and granted a primary DNA order.

Saucier committed the offence in Windsor between Jan. 1 and July 31, 2018.

Breathalyser offence

Devan Franklyn James Adams, 30, of Lakeville, has been fined for operating a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.

Adams pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 8. Judge Claudine MacDonald fined Adams $1,000 and imposed a one-year driving prohibition against him.

Adams committed the offence in North Alton on June 17, 2018. The legal blood alcohol limit is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. Adams gave breathalyzer readings of 150 and 140.

A charge of operating a motor vehicle while his ability to do so was impaired by alcohol or a drug was withdrawn on Oct. 8.

Possessed stolen property, ammunition offence

Kolby Luke Jordan, 24, of Canaan, has been handed a conditional sentence order and has been sentenced to probation for possessing a stolen Sony laptop of a value not exceeding $5,000 and unlawfully storing ammunition as required by the Storage, Display, Handling and Transportation of Certain Firearms Regulations.

Jordan pleaded guilty to the charges on July 23 and the matters were adjourned to Oct. 9 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing.

Judge Timothy Landry handed Jordan a 45-day conditional sentence order with daily curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the entire time and sentenced him to 12 months of probation on the two charges. As part of his probation, Jordan has been ordered to pay $230 in restitution in relation to the possession of stolen property charge. The court imposed a five-year firearm prohibition against Jordan in relation to the charge of unlawfully storing ammunition. The court granted a forfeiture order for offence related property in relation to both counts.

Jordan committed the offences in Kentville on March 19, 2018. Five more counts of possession of stolen property and another count of unlawfully storing ammunition were dismissed on Oct. 9.

Animal Protection Act offence

Alysha Wood, 24, and Cory Kelley, 31, of Newport Station, have been fined for failing to comply with a direction made under the Nova Scotia Animal Protection Act.

Wood and Kelley each changed their pleas to guilty on Oct. 7. Wood was fined $500 and Kelley was fined $200. The court imposed a five-year prohibition against owning animals, with the exception of pet dogs, against both Wood and Kelley.

Wood and Kelley committed the offence in Newport Station between Feb. 27 and March 26, 2018. Charges of causing an animal, two horses, to be in distress and permitting two horses to be in distress were dismissed on Oct. 7.

Suspended sentence for mischief

Justin Jay William Tecomba, 20, of no fixed address, has been handed a suspended sentence with probation for committing mischief by willfully damaging the property of Tim Hortons to a value not exceeding $5,000.

Tecomba pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 8. Judge Claudine MacDonald handed Tecomba a suspended sentence with 12 months of reporting probation, including 15 hours of community service work.

Tecomba committed the offence in Kentville on March 1.

Fined for stealing from store

Kevin Wayne Rhynold, 49, of North Kentville, has been fined for stealing various items of a value not exceeding $5,000 from Walmart.

Rhynold pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 8. Judge Claudine MacDonald fined Rhynold $100.

Rhynold committed the offence in New Minas on Oct. 3, 2018.

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