R. v. Mowry (A.S.), (2015) 436 N.B.R.(2d) 171 (TD)

Judge:Morrison, J.
Court:Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick
Case Date:May 19, 2015
Jurisdiction:New Brunswick
Citations:(2015), 436 N.B.R.(2d) 171 (TD);2015 NBQB 104
 
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R. v. Mowry (A.S.) (2015), 436 N.B.R.(2d) 171 (TD);

    436 R.N.-B.(2e) 171; 1139 A.P.R. 171

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Temp. Cite: [2015] N.B.R.(2d) TBEd. JN.002

Renvoi temp.: [2015] N.B.R.(2d) TBEd. JN.002

Her Majesty the Queen v. Allen Stewart Mowry

(F/CR/1/15; 2015 NBQB 104; 2015 NBBR 104)

Indexed As: R. v. Mowry (A.S.)

Répertorié: R. v. Mowry (A.S.)

New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench

Trial Division

Judicial District of Fredericton

Morrison, J.

April 13, 2015.

Summary:

Résumé:

The accused was convicted of four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking, namely: cocaine, oxycodone, hydromorphone and marijuana.

The New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, sentenced the accused to 40 months' imprisonment less credit for time served in pre-sentence detention at 1.5 times and ancillary orders.

Criminal Law - Topic 5842

Sentencing - Considerations on imposing sentence - Previous criminal offences - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5850 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 5850

Sentence - Trafficking in a narcotic or a controlled drug or substance (incl. possession for the purpose of trafficking) - The accused was convicted of four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking, namely: cocaine, oxycodone, hydromorphone and marijuana - 60 years old - Had struggled with substance abuse problems - Extensive criminal history that covered 35 years - This was his ninth conviction for drug related matters - The New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, sentenced the accused to 40 months' imprisonment less credit for time served in pre-sentence detention at 1.5 times - The court considered the accused's extensive criminal record (the accused was a career drug trafficker) and the nature of the drugs seized as aggravating circumstances.

Criminal Law - Topic 5853

Sentence - Trafficking in hashish or marijuana - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5850 ].

Droit criminel - Cote 5842

Détermination de la peine - Facteurs considérés lors de l'infliction de la peine - Infractions criminelles antérieures - [Voir Criminal Law - Topic 5842 ].

Droit criminel - Cote 5850

Peine - Trafic de stupéfiant ou d'une drogue ou substance contrôlées (y compris la possession aux fins de trafic) - [Voir Criminal Law - Topic 5850 ].

Droit criminel - Cote 5853

Peine - Trafic de haschisch ou de marijuana - [Voir Criminal Law - Topic 5853 ].

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Knickle (N.A.) (2009), 277 N.S.R.(2d) 392; 882 A.P.R. 392; 2009 NSCA 59, refd to. [para. 10].

R. v. Corno (L.R.) (2014), 422 N.B.R.(2d) 312; 1096 A.P.R. 312; 2014 NBQB 166, refd to. [para. 10].

R. v. Dow (T.H.) (2014), 418 N.B.R.(2d) 222; 1087 A.P.R. 222; 2014 NBCA 15, refd to. [para. 10].

R. v. Lennon (C.A.) (2013), 403 N.B.R.(2d) 207; 1045 A.P.R. 207; 2013 NBCA 19, refd to. [para. 10].

R. v. Vautour (J.) (2014), 420 N.B.R.(2d) 395; 1091 A.P.R. 395; 2014 NBQB 178, refd to. [para. 10].

R. v. Ouellette (1990), 105 N.B.R.(2d) 222; 264 A.P.R. 222; 1990 CanLII 3821 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 13].

R. v. Targett (J.), [2003] N.B.R.(2d) Uned. 172 (T.D.), refd to. [para. 13].

R. v. Eden (S.) (2005), 280 N.B.R.(2d) 153; 734 A.P.R. 153; 2005 NBQB 86, refd to. [para. 13].

R. v. Hachey (T.) et al. (2008), 326 N.B.R.(2d) 172; 838 A.P.R. 172; 2008 NBQB 52, refd to. [para. 13].

R. v. Howe (C.) (2015), 434 N.B.R.(2d) 362; 1132 A.P.R. 362; 2015 NBQB 75, refd to. [para. 18].

R. v. Frost (J.V.W.) (2012), 396 N.B.R.(2d) 305; 1024 A.P.R. 305; 2012 NBCA 94, refd to. [para. 20].

R. v. Collier (G.E.) (2006), 303 N.B.R.(2d) 369; 787 A.P.R. 369; 2006 NBCA 92, refd to. [para. 21].

R. v. LeBlanc (M.D.) (2011), 370 N.B.R.(2d) 385; 956 A.P.R. 385; 2011 NBCA 28, refd to. [para. 23].

R. v. Andrade (F.) (2010), 363 N.B.R.(2d) 159; 936 A.P.R. 159; 2010 NBCA 62, consd. [para. 23].

R. v. Harrell (1973), 12 C.C.C.(2d) 480 (Ont. C.A.), refd to. [para. 24].

Counsel:

Avocats:

Christopher R. Lavigne, for the Crown;

George E. Kalinowski, for Allen Stewart Mowry.

This case was heard on March 18-19, 2015, by Morrison, J., of the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, Judicial District of Fredericton, who delivered the following oral decision on sentence on May 19, 2015.

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