Dove violates parole by using and hoarding drugs

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Dove violates parole

 A Charlottetown man who was convicted of armed robbery recently had his day parole revoked after drugs were found in his system and he was caught hoarding medication in prison.

Kenneth Dennis Dove is serving four years and three months in prison on more than 20 charges, including robbing two businesses at knifepoint.

He was sentenced in 2013.

Dove was also convicted of mischief relating to an incident the day after he was sentenced.

At that time, Dove and three other inmates were drunk on homemade liquor when they smashed several windows and damaged four cells.

Dove was released on day parole in October, which included special conditions, such as not consuming drugs or having contact with anyone he believes is involved in criminal activity.

About three weeks after his release, his day parole was suspended after urine samples tested positive for cocaine.

Dove was in the methadone program at the time.

A report from the Parole Board of Canada said Dove told his parole supervisor it was a slip after he used drugs with a friend and the friend's girlfriend.

Correctional Service Canada later decided to cancel his day parole suspension, which meant he would be released again.

On the day that was supposed to happen, Dove was charged and disciplined for hoarding medication.

A prison guard had seen Dove bend down to pick something up off the floor.

Dove refused to show it to the guard and tried to put it in his mouth.

After forcing it out of his hand, the guard saw it was a pill.

In reviewing his case, the parole board said Dove's return to drug use and his attempts to hoard drugs while in prison were clear indications he has made little progress.

The board also said it didn't believe a release plan had been presented that would mitigate Dove's risk to society.


Organizations: Parole Board of Canada, Service Canada

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Bird Watcher
    February 24, 2016 - 16:17

    This is why I don't trust birds.