Charlottetown woman sentenced in Operation Clean Sweep drug case

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Operation clean sweep

A 32-year-old Charlottetown woman was sentenced Wednesday in provincial court to serve 15 months in the provincial correctional centre on each of two counts of drug trafficking.

Christa Ellis sold both Hydromorphone and cocaine to an agent of the police.

She also sold methamphetamine to that same agent but the charge of trafficking in that substance was stayed by the Crown.

Ellis was one of almost 40 people charged as part of a major drug investigation tagged as Operation Clean Sweep.


Ellis was also sentenced to terms of 30 days in jail on each of two counts of breach of probation.

All sentences are to run concurrently.

Upon release from custody she will be placed on probation for two years.

While on probation she must undergo assessment, counseling and treatment, if required, for the use of drugs and/or alcohol or any other underlying issues that may have contributed to the commission of these offences.

Ellis must pay $800 in victims of crime surcharges.

She had a prior criminal record and was in fact on probation when she committed these latest offences.




Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • vick
    August 07, 2014 - 07:32

    I totally agree here that drug dealers are murders! The amount of young lives ruined forever because of these drugs they provided, the amount of families lives ruined forever, the amount of children that have to grow up in this environment as their mother is an addict……what about the doctors and food & drug who are providing the prescribtion drugs that a lot of our kids and family members are now addicted to???? Shouldnt they be held accountable ??? I am getting off course, end of the day our justice system is a joke! Its funny how I hear of these well known dealers getting busted but I never see them off the street? Are they rats and then get forgiven for what they were busted for? This operation sweep would have been a goodtime to send a clear message right across the island….let the drug community know that if you want to do a third of your life in jail keep selling drugs!

  • Stacey
    August 06, 2014 - 16:12

    What a joke...15 months!!!! The judges on PEI suck!!!! Selling kids drug and all she gets is a slap onthe wrist!!!

  • Bill Beacon
    August 06, 2014 - 16:02

    Jacinta, you probably had your comment written even before you heard her sentence. You would not have been happy even if she had gotten the death penalty. You and a lot of others like you have a very simple black and white view of the justice system.

    • jacinta
      August 06, 2014 - 17:09

      I beg to differ, Bill you see these trafficker's' cause young people their lives, plus ruin the lives of many others. I have been to these court preceding's and some are a complete joke. As far as I am concerned all they do is cost us tax payers money. The death penalty might be a bit strong, but as I said earlier, I can assure you that these dealers have cost some people their lives. Why would I have a bad taste in my mouth for the justice system, it might be because of Sebastian Ayangma and his 11 counts in one night and he gets 90 days in jail to be served on weekends. It might be because he assaulted my daughter and two other young gentlemen. It might be because he sucked up to the judge telling him what a good boy he was going to be and turns around and is charged allegedly with 4 counts of trafficking. Should I go on.

    • don
      August 06, 2014 - 20:00

      jacinta. sounds like bill may like her or he is upset he lost his supplier. all drug dealers should be charged with attempted murder. and get no less then 50 years in prison plus a day.

  • reality
    August 06, 2014 - 15:35

    concurrent sentences are the same as "BOGO" coupons from a store - the more you buy -the more you get free---Sort of an incentive to do more crime after you do one because there's no extra sentence at stake

  • Peter
    August 06, 2014 - 15:26

    This was Provincial Court ... Had it been Supreme Court and Justice Gorgon Campbell.. she would probably have gotten a medal, and compensation for all the hassles the cops (who were only doing their jobs) gave her....

  • jacinta
    August 06, 2014 - 14:53

    And all she got was 15 months in jail, what a joke!

    • Peter
      August 06, 2014 - 15:18

      jacinta ... a joke? How about a sick joke? Makes me wonder if Justice Gordon Campbell spoke up on her behalf.