Jail term for drug trafficker

By Susan Gamble, Brantford Expositor

Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)

Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)


A Norfolk man who was part of a group of five who were arrested with about $70,000 worth of drugs in their vehicle has been sentenced to 180 days of jail and faces further charges.

James C. Riley, 36, was nabbed by the Haldimand/Norfolk County Street Crime Unit who were conducting patrols on Colborne Street North in Simcoe on Sept. 24 last year.

He originally faced charges of trafficking in cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine, dilaudid, and possession of marijuana, stolen property valued at more than $5,000, and a dangerous weapon.

In Simcoe’s Ontario Court, he pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and was sentenced by Justice Kevin Sherwood.

At the end of October last year, Riley also was convicted of an assault and a failure to comply with his bail conditions. He was sentenced by Sherwood to a total of 45 days of pre-trial custody.

On the drug trafficking charge, Riley was sentenced to 150 days of time served and another month in jail.

He still faces another charge of possession of drugs for trafficking but it hasn’t yet been dealt with in court.