Jury finds Regina jail guard guilty of trafficking
Sentencing of Brent Miles Taylor set for June 29
A former Regina jail guard has been found guilty of 14 charges related to bringing drugs into the Regina Correctional Centre.
On Wednesday, a Queen's Bench jury convicted Brent Miles Taylor of the offences.
Deliberations began Tuesday afternoon following a three-week trial.
Taylor, 50, who was a guard at the jail since 1987, was charged in 2010 with trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, conspiracy and other offences.
The Crown's case was that between 2007 and 2009, Taylor delivered dozens of tobacco pouches to inmates at the jail that contained marijuana, morphine and other drugs. Court heard he was paid between $100 and $500 per delivery.
The defence's argument was that Taylor thought the packages contained tobacco, not drugs.
In addition to the 14 charges the jury convicted Taylor on, he also pleaded guilty to one charge for contacting a potential witness before the trial.
Sentencing has been adjourned to June 18. The Crown wants Taylor to serve time behind bars.
Taylor, who showed little reaction as the jurors pronounced him guilty, has been released until sentencing.