Saturday September 20, 2014




Drug dealer receives 20 months

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After making four separate drug deals to undercover police, a local man received 20 months in jail.

Jason Lunn was arrested last June, charged with trafficking cocaine and possessing the proceeds of crime. Guilty pleas were entered on Jan. 30 before the matters were back in Estevan provincial court this past Monday.

Lunn first sold two bags of 1.3 grams of cocaine to the undercover officers for $220 on May 6, 2011. The next day, a deal was reached to sell five grams to the officers for $500. He actually gave them 1.8 grams. Another sale occurred a few weeks later when the officers exchanged $80 for one gram of cocaine.

In all, $800 were exchanged as part of these transactions.

The 32-year-old served six days on remand immediately following his arrest and received a six-day credit for that time.

All items that were seized have been forfeited, and Lunn will be under a 10-year weapons prohibition, in which he cannot possess any weapons, ammunition or explosives.

In other court proceedings, a show-cause hearing was held for Ronald Lukye, who was arrested May 4. Lukye faces charges of sexual assault, sexual interference and assault, that alleges both sexual and physical abuse over a number of years.

The evidence revealed during the show-cause hearing is protected by a publication ban, but Judge Karl Bazin decided not to release Lukye after both the Crown and defence presented their arguments.

Lukye was remanded in custody until May 24, at which time dates for a preliminary inquiry may be set.

Two other individuals were in custody, both facing charges of drug trafficking and possessing a firearm. The Crown consented to the release of Terrence Lever with conditions that he not contact the co-accused, Emmett Brady, not possess any illicit drugs, abide by a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and submit to a search without reasonable grounds no more than three times per month.

He is also barred from possessing a cellphone, firearms or ammunition. Lever will return May 24.

The Crown would not agree to release Brady, so he was remanded to May 24, at which time a show-cause hearing may proceed.

Brian Dodd , who was also in custody, appeared on Monday and will remain on remand. He faces charges of sexual interference, as well as making and possessing child pornography. His matter was adjourned until June 4, so the defence and Crown could discuss a possible resolution. Pleas may be entered at that time.


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