Lengthy prison sentence likely for man found with $34,000 worth of fentanyl
Published Friday, June 9, 2017 5:56PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, June 9, 2017 6:31PM EDT
A man charged in connection with the largest fentanyl bust ever seen in Waterloo Region pleaded guilty Friday to eight weapon-related and drug-related offences.
Aaron Vezina was arrested in January, after being the subject of police surveillance for more than one year.
Police had received a tip from an informant identifying Vezina as a drug dealer.
Court documents show that at the time of his arrest, he had 11.5 grams of fentanyl on him – with a police-estimated street value of $33,570.
A search of his home turned up 158 grams of a drug called fentanyl-heroin, which police estimated as being worth about $47,000, as well as three handguns, a machine gun, soft body armour and $14,000 worth of marijuana.
The Crown is expected to seek a prison sentence of 15 or 16 years for Vezina, whose lawyer says he’ll be asking for a sentence of eight to 10 years.
Sentencing will take place later this year.
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