Two jailed for northwest BC drug sales

TWO PEOPLE from Kelowna involved in a multi-city drug bust that included Terrace have been sentenced.

TWO PEOPLE from Kelowna involved in a multi-city drug bust that included Terrace have been sentenced.

Lawna Lee Chamberlain, 39, was sentenced to 20 months in jail and Jason Gerald Tamblyn, 28, was sentenced to 14 months in jail in Kelowna supreme court Oct. 5.

In September 2008, more than 50 police officers in Terrace and Kelowna executed 12 search warrants in those communities as they closed in on a drug trafficking ring they had been investigating for a year, said police at that time.

Police alleged that the Terrace-based drug trafficking ring brought drugs—cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana—from Vancouver to Kelowna for repackaging before it was redistributed in the Terrace and Prince Rupert areas.

Chamberlain and Tamblyn were also ordered to a 10-year firearms prohibition, a forfeiture of items, to provide a DNA sample and were exempt from paying a victim fine surcharge.

Two Terrace residents, Joseph Belanger and Matthew Koepke, who have since pleaded guilty to trafficking charges in the same case, are scheduled to be sentenced here Nov. 29.

 

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