Men sentenced to two and a half years in prison for conspiracy to traffic meth

Campbellton, New Brunswick – Two New Brunswick men have been sentenced to time in prison for conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

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On October 17, 2016, 40-year-old Timothy Sappier of the Tobique First Nation and 45-year-old Renald Laplante of Kedgwick appeared in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Campbellton and were each sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

The two men were found guilty of conspiracy to traffic in methamphetamine on August 8.

The men were arrested on May 30, 2012, during an investigation aimed at disrupting the trade of illegal drugs in the northwestern part of the province. Operation J-Themis began in 2009 and lead to the disruption of a criminal network that was supplying large quantities of illegal drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana into northwestern New Brunswick.

In addition to their sentences, both men will be required to submit a DNA sample and will be prohibited from possessing non-restricted firearms for 10 years and restricted firearms for life.

New Brunswick RCMP


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