October 09, 2014 - 11:42 AM
PENTICTON - A Surrey man found guilty of drug trafficking will spend the next year in jail.
Graham V. Jordan, 50, was found guilty of drug trafficking charges laid against him after his arrest in November 2011 in Keremeos. Justice Selwyn Romilly sentenced Jordan to one year in prison on Monday in Penticton Supreme Court.
Jordan was pulled over on Highway 3 just outside of Keremeos for excessive speeding. “Suspicious behaviour” and Jordan's recent file for cocaine possession caused Const. Ryan McLeod to take a closer look in the vehicle. After seeing drug-related paraphernalia at the feet, and stuffed in the bra of passenger Brittany Brunton, he found reasonable ground to arrest her for drug possession. Ultimately she was not charged.
“With respect to the offence, Mr. Jordan explained that he had been heavily using drugs and was desperate to find a source of income to support his habit at the time. He acknowledged that the decision to transport drugs was a ‘stupid choice,’” Romilly said.
Jordan has an extensive history with drugs; having been introduced to cocaine at the age of 14, he “described his drug usage as that of a ‘functional addict,’” Romilly said in the sentence report. Jordan also began using heroin six years ago. He has never received help for his addiction.
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