Wolfpack gang member sentenced in Kamloops to time served
(BRENDAN KERGIN / iNFOnews.ca)
July 06, 2017 - 6:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - A man who travelled from the Lower Mainland to Kamloops to be part of a criminal organization known as the Wolfpack Gang has been sentenced to time-served.
Christopher Pace, 22, will begin his probation immediately, after Kamloops Supreme Court judge Hope Hyslop sentenced him today, July 6.
Pace pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, and possessing stolen cash.
He was arrested after a lengthy investigation by Kamloops RCMP, focusing on a group that came to town to extend a Lower Mainland group’s drug trafficking into the Interior.
“Struggling with bills and debts, I was given an opportunity to make money,” Pace wrote in a letter addressed to Hyslop. “I really got in over my head.”
Pace also wrote about how he regretted his actions and how he has since cut ties with his former associates. Hyslop also imposed an order for Pace to not be in contact with his co-accused in the case.
Police first noticed Pace in October 2015 while they were conducting surveillance focusing on Bruce Davis and Amanda Nicholson. The couple allegedly ran the Kamloops branch of the Wolfpack Gang.
Crown prosecutor Iain Currie said Pace essentially dropped off the radar for a while but reappeared in May 2016.
Police had information that led them to believe Davis was going to be reloading drugs to send down to the Lower Mainland on May 26, 2016. Police had bugged his car and confirmed he made the trip.
Davis arrived back at his Batchelor Heights residence he shared with Nicholson later that day. Pace had been staying in the couple's downstairs suite, although it's not clear if he was permanently living there at the time.
Pace was arrested in connection to the investigation later that day. He spent six months in custody before being granted bail, so he was given credit for 10 months behind bars. That’s the sentence Hyslop gave him today.
“He has no criminal record, let alone spent time in jail,” Hyslop said. “Mr. Pace’s six months in jail was all the deterrence he needed.”
Pace has since repaired his strained relationship with his family, who say they will support him during his probation.
Part of Pace’s probation includes six months of a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew and he is forbidden from consuming drugs or alcohol.
– This story was corrected at 2:35 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2016, to correct the identity of the man who police believed to be reloading drugs to the Lower Mainland on May 26, 2016. An earlier version of this story indicated it was Christopher Pace but it has been corrected to Bruce Davis.
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