Drug charges result in 7-year sentence
Joseph Laurie Doucette receives stiff sentence in connection with Operation Clean Sweep
A Charlottetown man who was swept up in a big drug bust earlier this year has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison.
Joseph Laurie Doucette, 58, was arrested by Charlottetown police with about 40 other people in Operation Clean Sweep back in January. The sentence is the longest resulting from the raid so far.
Doucette pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Doucette sold drugs to an undercover officer, and police seized 84 grams of cocaine from his home. His long criminal record includes a previous trafficking conviction.
Most of the people charged in Operation Clean Sweep still have cases pending.