Appeal date draws near for Saskatchewan case
A date has been set in Saskatchewan to appeal sentences handed to a pair of North Okanagan residents.
Crown is appealing sentences handed to Brock Ernest Palfrey and Troy Ernest Swanson on Nov. 30, 2012 in connection with the largest drug bust in Saskatchewan’s history.
Crown’s appeal will be heard on April 25.
Palfrey pleaded guilty to three counts of trafficking a controlled substance, one count of conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance, one count of instructing commission of an offence for a criminal organization and two counts of failing to comply with conditions.
Swanson pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully importing cocaine into Canada and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Palfrey was sentenced to 18 years less time served, and Swanson was given 11 years in prison, less time served.
Crown is appealing both sentences on the grounds they should be longer in length.