Charlottetown man sentenced to seven years in prison for drug trafficking

Published on May 20, 2014

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.

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.