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SENTENCING - Controlled drugs and substances - Cultivation or production - Particular sanctions - Imprisonment - Intermittent - Sentencing considerations - Deterrence - Denunciation - Previous dated record - Accused’s health

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:34 AM  

Appeal by the Crown from a 90-day intermittent sentence imposed on the respondent, 62-year-old Bentley, for production of marihuana and fraudulently consuming electricity. The respondent carried on a grow-operation at a rental house. Police seized 3,618 marihuana plants and seven pounds of processed marihuana. The respondent was stealing electricity at the house to power the grow-operation equipment. The respondent pleaded guilty. He had a dated previous conviction for the production of a Schedule II substance. He was under the care of a psychiatrist, suffering from a...