A former Yorkton-area band chief has been sentenced after pleading guilty to drug trafficking.

Clarence Papequash, who used to be chief of Key First Nation, will spend six weeks under house arrest as part of a six-month conditional sentence for trafficking morphine.

According to court documents, Papequash was charged after he facilitated the sale of half a morphine pill between his wife and an undercover officer. The pill was sold for $30.  

Papequash was arrested after a six-month RCMP investigation into an alleged Yorkton-area prescription drug ring. More than twenty people were charged in relation to that investigation in 2011.

During his conditional sentence he will also have a number of restrictions including being unable to leave the province without permission and not be found in possession of alcohol or drugs.