Canadian Criminal Sentencing/Cases/Drug Trafficking (Schedule I)

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Cocaine and Crack[edit]

Importation[edit]

Case Citation Sentence Drug / Quant. Comments
R. v. Payne 2012 CanLII 41098 (NL SCTD) 5 years, 7 months 3 kg also importing 12k pills and marijuana. Total street value of $645,000.00.
R. v. Robinson 2012 ONSC 1613 8 years 3.5 kg importing cocaine from Jamaica
R. v. Razmara 2012 ONCA 13 14 years importation of large amount of cocaine

Mid to high level trafficking (over 5 oz / 141 gr)[edit]

Case Citation Sentence Drug / Quant. Comments
R. v. Huynh 2012 ABQB 483 (CanLII) 37 months 412 gr commercial retailer
R. v. G.T. 2012 MBQB 135 36 months 30 oz courier
R v Nestbitt 2012 BCCCA 243 2 years less a day CSO 17 kg youthful--let his residence be used as a stash house, made deliveries
R. v. Marshall 2012 ABCA 160 2 years less a day 9 oz
R. v. Brown 2012 MBQB 29 5 years 10 oz attempted to purchase cocaine, gang affiliation.
R. v. Messervey 2012 CanLII 2507 (NL SCTD) $20,000 fine + probation 10 oz age 55
R. v. Ducharme 2012 MBCA 35 5 years 1 kg cocaine more than mere courier
R. v. Archibald 2012 CanLII 11927 (NL SCTD) 2 years less a day CSO (JR) 1 lb cocaine
R v Momprevil 2012 ONCA 209 8 years $133k worth also convicted of assault CBH and poss'n marijuana
R. v. Kum 2012 ONSC 1314 8 years 3 kg
R. v. Oraha 2012 ONSC 1439 9 years 3kg also convicted for trafficking in MDMA and methamphetamine.
R. v. Dew 2012 MBQB 28 7 to 12 years 2kg and 10 oz over three deals, age 55
R. v. Traimany 2011 MBCA 104 60 months 1 lb
R. v. Qureshi 2011 ABPC 332

9 to 10 years

1,331 gr cocaine

1,625 gr meth

506 ecstasy tablets

connections with organized crime; loaded guns found
R. v. Burrett 2011 ONCA 565 7 years 2.5 kg over three transactions; joint recommendation; co-accused got 4 years
R. v. Bryan 2011 ONCA 273 5 to 8 years 1 pound of cocaine no record; guilty plea
R. v. Calanza 2010 MBQB 240 3 years $30k worth mid-level dealer
R. v. Butt 2010 NSCA 56 5 years 1.2 kg cocaine long record; middleman
R. v. John Preston Kuenzler 2010 ONSC 4016 4 years 880.32 g cocaine;
15,348.98 g marijuana
other drugs
R. v. Yakimishyn 2009 ABQB 162 10.5 years 3kg
R. v. Byrne 2009 NLCA 3 2 years less a day CSO 280 gr cocaine age 29 with no record
R. v. Ruggiero 2008 ONCA 314 41 months 2000 pills of ecstasy; 769.22 grams of cocaine,
including 517.96 grams of crack
R. v. Mileos 2008 BCSC 1833 42 mo Cocaine 52.3 kg no record; age 43
R. v. Nero 2008 ONCA 622 8 years 3kg overturned sentence of 5 years; involved three offences: two instances of trafficking 1kg each, and possession of 1 kg for purpose; age 31, unrelated record, guilty plea.
R. v. Hein 2008 BCCA 230 44 months 6.5 kilos cooperated with police
R. v. Epp 2006 BCCA 570 10 years 100 kilos
R. v. Snow 2006 ABCA 167 5 years 53 spitballs of cocaine, 12 oz of hard cocaine,
two oz powder cocaine , 6 spit balls of methamphetamine,
and one ounce of methamphetamine
R. v. Vautour 2005 NBQB 417 3 years 10 oz cocaine
R. v. Patel 2005 BCPC 442 2 years 1.8 kilo cocaine plus pills
R. v. Szczerba 2004 ABCA 301 10 oz cocaine 30 months
R. v. Macias [2003] O.J. No. 5564 (S.C.) 5 years 1.3 kg no record, deep remorse, no personal remuneration
R. v. McCrae 2003 ABPC 93 15 months 4 ounces of crack cocaine
R. v. Bajada 2003 CanLII 15687 (ON CA), (2003), 173 C.C.C. (3d) 255 (Ont. C.A.) 6 years 0.5 Kg cocaine age 51; long record
R. v. D.E.M. 2002 NWTSC 89 30 mo 10 oz cocaine admits to being courier; 18 years old
R. v. Pankewich 2002 SKCA 7 2 years less a day 10 oz / 1 lb two co-accused
R v  Henderson  2002 ABQB 442 3.5 years 1 kg and 40 oz gun present; courier; on bail for 5 years
R v Chaves [2002] S.J. No. 63 (S.C.) 2 years less a day CSO 1 lb and 10 oz large commercial enterprise; middleman; no record
R. v. Clough 2001 BCCA 613 12 month CSO 9 oz cocaine
R. v. Salazar [2000] OJ No. 4974 8 mo. CSO 8 oz
R. v. Lobon-Valencia 1999 BCCA 315 three years after remand time 6 kilos of cocaine
R. v. Ellrodt 1999 BCCA 57 2 years less a day CSO quarter pound of cocaine
R. v. Aguilera 1998 CanLII 4115 (ON CA), (1998), 105 O.A.C. 366 (C.A.) 6 years 3 kg no record, considered the “lower end” of the range
R v Mong 1998 BCCA 3 years 17.8 oz cocaine
Bui 1997 BC 2 years less a day 27 oz cocaine
R. v. Cavuoti [1990] O.J. No. 17 (C.A.) 6 years 5 lb (2.27kg) no related record

Low level trafficking (5 oz/141 gr or less)[edit]

Case Citation Sentence Drug / Quant. Summary
R v Agecoutay 2012 SKPC 186 (CanLII) 15 months CSO 1.5 gr Offender was remorseful and broke ties from gang.
R v McCallum 2012 SKPC 162 (CanLII) 20 months CSO $80 worth
R v McIntyre 2012 SKCA 111 (CanLII) 10 months $280 worth Offender part of a dial-a-dope operation, caught selling to undercover twice.
R. v. Coss 2012 MBQB 272 (CanLII) 4 years ~85 grams
R. v. Peddie 2012 ABPC 238 (CanLII) 2 years less a day CSO 3 small pieces of crack sold crack to undercover three times
R. v. Ahmed 2012 ABPC 191 2 years 50 grams
R. v. Dzienis 2012 ONCJ 442 18 month CSO 28.75 grams
R. v. Abdi Fatah Mahamad 2012 ONSC 3641 16 months CSO 6.6 grams sold crack to undercover officer three times
R v Fowler 2012 SKPC 93 18 months CSO 10 cc
R v Shawile 2012 SKCA 51 18 months 54 grams overturned CSO
R. v. Shusterman 2012 BCSC 362 1 year 29 grams cocaine trafficking
R. v. Carvery 2012 NSSC 49 2 years 4.4 g two counts trafficking
R. v. Barrick 2012 BCCA 83 6 to 7.5 months 2 to 4g trafficking one two occasions
R. v. Robinson 2012 ONCA 50 12 months -
R. v. Taylor 2012 CanLII 1915 (NL SCTD) 16 months CSO warden smuggling in cocaine into prison
R. v. L.C. 2011 NSPC 35
R. v. Tolliver 2011 NSSC 54
R v Mullins 2011 SKQB 478 30 months 29.9 g also had 13,000g of marijuana and $20k+ of cash
R v Do 2011 ABQB 749 30 months .7 grams cocaine trafficking
R. v. Kane 2011 NLTD 159 2 years less CSO conspiracy to traffick in cocaine and marijuana
R. v. Pham 2011 ABQB 647 2 years less a day CSO over 10 year old charge
R. v. Simmonds 2011 NLTD 135 7 months, 14 days 32 grams
R. v. Hussseinali 2011 ABPC 270 1 year .5 grams
R. v. Kassim 2011 ABPC 266 2 years less CSO 1.2 grams
R. v. Pitts 2011 NSPC 60 2 years 60 grams age 31; limited record; diabetes
R. v. Speziale 2011 ONCA 580 14 months < 15 gr age 29; appeal from 5 years
R. v. Liparoti 2011 ABCA 250 18 mo CSO small quantity of crack 69 days remand; "exceptional" circumstances
R. v. Gosselin 2011 NWTTC 15 9 months 3 gr
R. v. Schmidt 2011 ABCA 211 2 years less a day jail 18 mo for two incidents appealed
R. v. Dow 2011 ABCA 38 30 months 50gr cocaine; other drugs as well appealed 2 year CSO
R. v. Chalifoux 2010 ABCA 237 4 years 81 grams of cocaine;
180 morphine tablets;
148 grams of marijuana
CSO appealed;
R. v. Conyers 2010 ABQB 520 2 years less CSO 1.8 grams
R. v. Strickland 2010 NLTD 2 16 months 9.6 grams of cocaine; 66 ecstasy pills
R. v. Harrison 2009 ONCA 386 12 months 8.95 gr cocaine
R. v. Allison 2009 NSSC 264 30 mo
R. v. Walkley 2009 BCCA 87 15 months
R. v. Conway 2009 NSCA 95 18 months elderly offender
R. v. Blais 2009 ABQB 103 3 years 141 gr of cocaine (part crack part powder) fully employed, some record for violence and breaches.
R. v. Knickle 2009 NSCA 59 rejected CSO
R. v. Sampson 2009 NSSC 165
R. v. Balon 2009 SKQB 233 (CanLII) 12 months CSO 30 grams
R. v. McDougall 2009 BCSC 126 6 mo and probation 3 gr cocaine dial-a-dope operation; clean for 2 years
R. v. Hashem 2008 SKQB 220 18 months 30 g
R. v. Barrett 2008 NLCA 23 2 years less a day CSO 5 counts trafficking
R. v. Von Hagen 2008 SKCA 123 18 mo CSO 4 gr of crack cocaine; 11 gr marijuana 19 years old, no record; tried to bring drugs into penitentiary for boyfriend.
R. v. Alibhai 2008 BCSC 1549 9 mo 22.7 gr of crack cocaine low level dial-a-dope; some record; no addiction issues
R. v. Klassen 2008 YKTC 64 4 months 0.4 g crack
R. v. Powland 2008 ABPC 273 12 months CSO 60 grams
R. v. Draskoczi 2008 NWTTC 12 18 mo 1 gr crack 33 year old; lengthy criminal record including 2 counts of possession for purposes of trafficking
R. v. Dunbar 2008 NSPC 57 16 months after 14 mo credit 5.5 gr crack cocaine long record; low level dealer
R. v. Cheung 2008 BCSC 1834 1 year CSO 3.4 grams low level dial a dope operation;
R. v. Johnson 2008 BCSC 1162 8 months 3.6 grams
R. v. Steeves 2007 NSCA 130 77g coke; 100 ecstasy pills 29 years old, 2 children; neurological disorder; overturn CSO
R v Bowen 2007 ABCA 40 14 months CSO 1 gram
R. v. Sawatsky 2007 ABCA 353 42 months appeals 2 year CSO
R. v. Desjarlais 2007 NWTSC 23 12 months 21 gr
R v Jaber 2007 ABCA 383 2 years less CSO 1 gram
R v Lee 2007 ABCA 288 2 years less CSO 4 grams
R. v. Glasgow 2007 NSSC 370
R. v. Lennartsson 2006 ABCA 189 cocaine sold to undercover officer
R. v. Young 2006 ABPC 94 2.5 years 28 gr
R. v. Lever 2006 BCSC 979 6 months 3.5 gr
R. v. Johnson 2006 CanLII 18353 (ON C.A.) possession for purpose of trafficking
R. v. Dodd 2006 CanLII 1911 (ON C.A.) 2.5 years after 9 months remand
R. v. Lively 2006 NSSC 274 25 months 15 gr
R. v. Turner 2006 NWTSC 6 11 mo 1 gr crack 22 year old; no criminal record
R. v. Gibbon 2006 BCCA 219 4 years
R. v. Saari 2006 BCCA 288 crack cocaine low-level dial a dope
R. v. Do 2006 BCCA 492 8 months
R. v. Kerr 2006 BCPC 144 15 months dial-a-dope cocaine
R. v. Sparks 2005 NSSC 175
R. v. Coombs 2005 NSSC 90 12 months CSO 50 g crack
R v Bui [2004] O.J. No. 3452 (C.A.) 18 months 7 grams
R v Panousis 2004 ABCA 211 2 years less CSO 6 grams
R. v. Shaw 2004 ABPC 217 2 years less CSO .55 grams
R. v. McCrae 2003 ABPC 93 15 months 90 grams 18 year old with no record
R. v. Klyne 2003 SKPC 95 (CanLII) 2 years less a day CSO 5 oz trafficked to undercover officer 8 times. Also trafficking in 20gr of marijuana
R. v. Keizer 2003 NSSC 128
R. v. Tokic 2002 NSSC 54
R. v. Dawe 2002 NSCA 147 15 months 4 grams cocaine and 200g hashish
R v Salih 2002 ABPC 106 2 years less CSO 4.5g not addict; knife present
R v Sudsbury [2002] N.S.J. No. 137 2 years less CSO chronic depresssion; positive PSR
R v Fung [2002] M.J. No. 322   2 years less CSO 226 g of crack courier; gambling debt; no record; family
R v Gronau  [2002] A.J. No. 928   2 years less CSO 60 g no record, working, good PSR  
R v Petrovich [2002] A.J. No. 728 (PC) 2002 ABPC 92   2 years less CSO 4.5 gr 4 incidents no addiction; youthful; family support; good PSR
R v Evans  2002 ABPC 74   2 years less CSO 1.5 g family support, no record, youthful, stopped selling before arrested
R v Taleb  2002 ABPC 130 2 years less CSO 3 g crack   5 transactions, commercial dealing; unrelated record; good PSR
R. v. Gray 2001 NSSC 195
R. v. Nguyen 2001 BCCA 624 5 months 3.5 grams of cocaine
R v Rahime 2001 ABCA 203 18 months CSO 3g cocaine multiple transactions; no record; addiction history; 10 g in simple possession
R. v. Provo 2001 NSSC 189 2 years less a day CSO crack
R v Malcolm [2000] OJ No 4309 (ONCA) 6 months 0.9 grams
R. v. Kozma 2000 BCCA 440 two years less a day CSO
R. v. Downey [2000] N.S.J. No. 311 (NSCA) 3 years
R. v. Talbot [1999] N.S.J. No. 18; (1999) 176 N.S.R. (2d) 316 (S.C.)
R v Meggo 1998 CanLII 3772 (ON CA), [1998] OJ No 3452 (ONCA) 18 months 7 grams
R v Charlie 1998 BC 3 months crack cocaine $70 worth
R. v. Sparks 1993 CanLII 3122, [1993] N.S.J. No. 448 32 months four incidents of trafficking, "extreme" record, age 23
R. v. Robins 1993 CanLII 3205 (NS CA), (1993), 121 N.S.R. (2d) 254 18 months 23.57 g
R. v. Huskins 1990 CanLII 2399, [1990] N.S.J. No. 46 (NSCA) 3 years 4 grams age 42, 29 prior convictions
R. v. Smith [1990] N.S.J. No. 30 (NSCA) 4 years 2 oz sold to undercover twice, 2 years for each incident, age 35
R. v. Lessard [1990] 59 C.C.C. (3d) 123 (QCCA) 2 years age 24; no prior record
R. v. Byers [1989] N.S.J. No. 168 (NSCA) 3 years 6 grams sold twice to undercover officer
R. v. Downey [1989] N.S.J. No. 368 (NSCA) 18 months 4.5 grams
R. v. Aikens [1981] 33 N.B.R. (2d) 630 (NBCA) 6 months 15.3 gr
R v Maskell 29 AR 107 3 years? see para 20

couriers and other parties[edit]

Case Citation Sentence Amount Summary
R. v. Jenkins 2008 BCPC 286 40 months 11 kg acting as courier
R. v. Brown 2006 ABCA 339 5.5 years
R. v. Grossman [1998] B.C.J. No. 63 (S.C.)

Conspiracy[edit]

Case Citation Sentence Amount Summary
R. v. Kane 2012 NLCA 53 2 years less a day
R. v. Wong 4.5 years drugs and guns

Opiates (Morphine / Heroin)[edit]

Trafficking[edit]

Case Citation Sentence Amount Summary
R. v. Leung 2012 ABPC 158 3 years 600 x 80 milligram Oxycodone tablets also sentenced on 7.1 g crack cocaine (1 year)
R. v. Lee 2012 BCPC 169 9 months .44 g also convicted of poss'n of <5g of cocaine -- part of dial a dope operation
R. v. Giammarco 2012 CanLII 11239 (ON SC) 5 to 6 years 3.5 kg heroin trafficking
R. v. Hernandez 2012 BCSC 238 6 mo 4 g heroin
R. v. Roche 2011 CanLII 77682 (NL PC) 25 months 654 Oxycontin pills
R. v. Taromi 2010 ONCJ 304 2 years less a day CSO two counts of trafficking heroin
R. v. Doiron 2007 NBQB 79 12 mo CSO 10.2g cocaine and 99 hydromorphone tablets no record; guilty plea
R. v. Domke 2006 ABPC 252 5 years large quantity of pills
R. v. Cormier 2006 NBQB 54 3 years more than a "few pills"
R. v. Pechawis 2005 SKPC 25 18 month CSO
R. v. McIntyre 2004 NBPC 14 18 mo after 2 mo remand
R. v. Breau 2004 NBPC 22 10 mo 1 capsule of Oxycontin, 2 capsules of Hydromorphone and 8 capsules of Dilaudid
R. v. Whittaker 2001 ABQB 601 4 years sold 50+ pills of hydromorphone in 4 transactions
R. v. Whittaker 2001 ABQB 873 12 mo 2 tablets of hydromorphone remand credit given
R. v. Knoll 2001 ABQB 69 2 years less a day CSO 41 pills of hydromorphone
R. v. Laliberte (M.R.) 189 Sask.R. 190, 2000 SKCA 27 12 mo CSO 12 dilaudids sold to undercover
R. v. Keepness 2000 SKCA 28 12 mo CSO 2 dilaudids
R. v. Kappeler (F.G.) (1998), 232 A.R. 302 (CA) 40 months sold two four milligram tablets of dilaudids to undercover officer

Methamphetamine[edit]

Trafficking[edit]

Case Citation Sentence Amount Summary
R. v. Bernard 2012 ONSC 4009 4 to 12 years 20kg+
R. v. Barnett 2011 BCPC 320 12 months meth-amphetamines; handgun found in house