Charlottetown woman sentenced in Operation Clean Sweep drug case

Published on August 6, 2014

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.