Lloydminster man sent to prison on drug charges

By Lloydminster Source staff

March 15, 2016 10:29 AM

A young Lloydminster man will have the next four years behind bars to contemplate the folly of his crimes after a judge sentence him to prison.
Rawson Franke was arrested in November for trafficking fentanyl in Lloydminster, as well as a number of charges for breaching court imposed conditions.

After being released from custody awaiting trial, Franke was again arrested, this time on Feb 25, for numerous charges, including possession of cocaine and fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a firearm for the purpose of trafficking.

Franke, 18, was convicted last week of trafficking fentanyl, and received 36 months in jail, another sentence of 48 months was levied against the young man for possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl.

He received another 48 months for possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, 24 months for possession of a restricted firearm without a licence, and yet another 36 months for failing to comply with court-imposed conditions.

Don’t bother doing the math, all jail time will be served concurrently.
Still, an RCMP spokesman said the sentences show police are avidly on the hunt for drug dealers.

“This sentence shows the serious nature of trafficking Fentanyl, and the emphasis that the RCMP in Lloydminster is placing on the persons responsible for its sales,” said Const.  Grant Kirzinger.

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