Operation clean sweep
A 58-year-old Charlottetown man was sentenced Tuesday in provincial court to a lengthy period of incarceration in a federal correctional facility on drug charges.
Laurie Joseph Doucette was sentenced to seven years for trafficking in cocaine.
He was sentenced to a further seven years for possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking.
The two sentences will be served concurrently.
Doucette, who has a lengthy criminal record with multiple convictions for drug offences, sold over $4,500 worth of cocaine to an agent of the police over the course of several weeks.
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A subsequent search of his residence revealed a large quantity of cocaine.
Doucette was one of about 40 people arrested as part of the Charlottetown Police Services' Operation Clean Sweep during which the police seized more than $400,000 in drugs.