Manager of Kamloops dial-a-dope ring gets conditional sentence

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KAMLOOPS - The manager of a dial-a-dope ring in Kamloops is avoiding prison time and instead will serve a conditional sentence.

Steven Lloyd Currie and several others were charged with trafficking cocaine back in 2012. He pleaded guilty in the case and a Supreme Court Justice has now ruled Currie will spend two years served the community followed by three years on probation.

Currie, along with eight other men, ran the operation from February until October of 2012. RCMP uncovered the ring by wiretapping the phone lines. Police seized 1.3 kilograms of cocaine, $142,000 in cash, bulletproof vests, drug paraphernalia, firearms and ammunition in the sting.

Currie will have to spend the next two years almost entirely at his home in Ontario, with exceptions for work, medical appointments, or other personal business as long as he’s accompanied by a family member.

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