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Pasadena man sentenced to weekend jail time for possession of oxycodone

['Decisions from the courts.']
['Decisions from the courts.']

A Pasadena man will spend the next few weekends in jail as he serves a six-day intermittent sentence.

Terrence Carter, 62, was sentenced in provincial court in Corner Brook on Tuesday for possession of a controlled drug or substance, namely oxycodone.

When presenting a joint submission on sentencing, federal Crown attorney Janet Coleman said the charge for which Carter pled guilty to dates back to 2015.

On Oct. 6, 2015 the Deer Lake Royal Canadian Mounted Police were informed the next morning Carter would be receiving 100 oxycodone pills along with a number of other pills.

Police set up surveillance in the Deer Lake area and at 3 p.m. on Oct. 7 Carter was observed as a passenger in a van that drove into the Foodland parking lot and parked in an area away from other vehicles.

At 3:10 p.m. another vehicle entered the lot and stopped in front of the main door to the store, an elderly lady got out and went inside. The vehicle continued to the rear of the parking lot near where Carter was parked.

Carter got out of the vehicle and greeted the man driving. Police then entered the parking lot and arrested three people, including Carter.

Police searched Carter and found a bottle containing 28 Percocet pills, $1,735, two notebooks and cellphones.

Carter was taken back to the Deer Lake detachment and released the next day on an undertaking.

Coleman said the Crown was seeking nine days in jail plus one-year probation and said there was no objection to Carter serving the time intermittently.

Carter’s lawyer, Gary Kearney, noted that he should be credited at a rate of time and half for the two days he spent on remand, thus reducing the sentence by three days to six. And he did ask that his client be able to serve his sentence on an intermittent basis.

Judge Wayne Gorman endorsed the joint submission allowing for Carter to serve the time on weekends.

Carter is to report to the Corner Brook lockup at 6 p.m. on Fridays and stay there until 6 a.m. on Mondays until the six days has been served.

At the end of his sentence he’ll be subject to a period of 12-months probation.

He must also pay a $100 victim surcharge to the court.

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