30-month sentence for drug trafficking
A 29-year-old Prince Edward Island woman was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in jail for drug trafficking and breach of a firearms prohibition.
Police charged Valerie Anne Burke after they raided her Ten Mile House home and seized drugs and a .22-calibre rifle from under a crib mattress in July.
They found 26 grams of cocaine, along with other drug paraphernalia. Police also seized $535 from the kitchen table and 12 rounds of ammunition for the rifle.
Burke pleaded guilty in provincial court to trafficking and a breach of a firearms prohibition.
She has been in custody since July. Provincial court Judge Nancy Orr gave Burke nine months credit for that time. That leaves 21 months of her sentence still to be served.
In 2008, Burke was sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking in ecstasy and cocaine. Burke was living in Covehead at the time. In that raid police also seized a variety of weapons and $20,000 in cash.