One man guilty in drug bust case

Crown prosecutors have dropped charges against three out of four people arrested in a drug bust last year in the Kwanlin Dun village. They've focused their attention on only one of the people arrested, Jerrid Hozack.

Crown prosecutors have dropped charges against three out of four people arrested in a drug bust last year in the Kwanlin Dun village.

They’ve focused their attention on only one of the people arrested, Jerrid Hozack.

RCMP entered a home on Murphy Road on September 11, 2009, and found over a kilogram of marijuana and $13,000 in cash.

Three men, including Hozack, were arrested at the home for drug trafficking-related crimes.

A woman, Cheyenne Battaja, was arrested later in relation to the drug bust.

On Tuesday, prosecutors stayed all the drug-related charges against Cheyenne Battaja, Lino Battaja and Tyler Smith.

Lino remains on the hook for a federal offence concerning national park laws, and Smith still faces consequences for not showing up for court on a previous date.

As for the drug charges, the prosecutors and Hozack’s lawyers agreed on most aspects of the drug bust.

They only disagreed on the amount of money related to crime.

Hozack’s lawyer said only $8,290 found during the bust was from selling drugs.

His client also changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.

Judge Michael Cozens found Hozack guilty and a sentencing hearing is set for January 14.

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