Burtts Corner man handed four-year prison sentence on drug charges

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BURTTS CORNER, N.B. – A 23-year-old Burtts Corner, N.B. man has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with drug related charges.

Dexter James John Sturge appeared in provincial court in Fredericton on October 9, 2012 for possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking, production of marihuana and possession of a restricted handgun.  He is also prohibited from possessing a prohibited firearm for life and 10 years for a non-prohibited firearm.

Sturge was arrested on March 2, 2012, when the RCMP Federal Operations West with assistance from District 2 RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in Burtts Corner.  Police seized 600 marihuana plants, enough to produce up to 300,000 joints, marihuana growing equipment, and a restricted handgun.

This investigation was part of the Marihuana Grow Initiative, the RCMP's national strategy to combat marihuana grow operations and the organized crime groups running them in our communities.

 

Organizations: RCMP, Marihuana Grow Initiative

Geographic location: Fredericton

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