Northern Alberta man sentenced for fentanyl trafficking

By The Canadian Press
July 13, 2017 - 8:30am

FORT MCMURRAY- Paul Ohelo pleaded guilty last month to being involved in a million-dollar drug trafficking operation that included fentanyl.

Yesterday, Ohelo was sentenced in Fort McMurray Court of Queen's Bench to five-and-a-half years in prison.

He received five-and-a-half years for trafficking more than a thousand fentanyl pills and three-and-a-half years for dealing 349 grams of cocaine, but the sentences will be served concurrently.

A dozen other charges were withdrawn.

Court heard Ohelo played a minor role in a larger drug operation between January and March of 2015.

In June of that year, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response teams, or ALERT, seized a variety of drugs that included marijuana and mushrooms.

Two other men face 13 trafficking charges and two counts involving organized crime.

(The Canadian Press, CBC) 

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