Nine Month Jail Sentence For Heroin Offence

July 17, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [July 16], 33-year-old Michael James Doucet was sentenced to nine months in prison, to be followed by three years probation.

The sentence was handed down following Mr. Doucet’s plea of guilty to handling over six grams of heroin that was intended for supply.

Mr. Doucet’s defence lawyer had asked the Magistrate to sentence Mr. Doucet to the Drug Treatment Court, indicating that Mr. Doucet was addicted to drugs and needed help.

In his pre-sentencing statement, the Magistrate said the evidence, along with Mr. Doucet’s ten year old criminal record, showed that he was a “drug pusher” and said that the sentence should reflect that.

The Magistrate did order that Mr. Doucet should receive drug counselling whilst in prison and while serving his three years probation.

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