Drug trafficker gets eight months

Parksville dealer pleads guilty in B.C. Provincial Court

A Parksville man will be cooling his heels in jail for more than six months after pleading guilty to drug possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The plea came in B.C. Provincial Court in relation to a drug bust at a Weld street residence on June 1.

In that incident, police discovered and seized crack cocaine, hashish, cash and drug trafficking supplies, arresting a man and a woman, both from Parksville, in the process.

As a result, Michael Shane Smith, 27 pleaded guilty to one charge of breaching probation, garnering a two-month sentence. He also pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and received a six-month sentence.

The other person arrested, Nicole Brittany Anton, 25 will appear in provincial court on July 26, facing a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking. 

— News staff