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An Aamjiwnaang man who was found with crack and crystal meth in a condom is remaining in jail after pleading guilty to drug possession.
Joshua Wolfe plead guilty to the charge in Sarnia Court April 14.
Court heard he was wanted on a warrant when police found him passed out in a rear bedroom of his Tashmoo Avenue home. Wolfe was arrested, taken to the Sarnia police station and searched.
Eight grams of crack cocaine and 16 grams of crystal meth were found tucked into a condom in the front waistband of his underwear.
Wolfe’s criminal record is “long and dense” but, until now, it has no drug convictions, said Assistant Federal Prosecutor Brian Higgins. Wolfe was originally charged with drug trafficking but pleaded guilty to two lesser charges of drug possession.
Defence Lawyer Sarah Donohue said her client has addiction issues. She called him institutionalized, as he usually finds himself in jail six months out of every year. Wolfe, she says, has difficulty transitioning to life outside of jail.
He was sentenced last December to two months in jail for possession of a dangerous weapon for his involvement in the Montrose Street standoff in Sarnia on June 1 where he and another man were barricaded in a home for up to eight hours equipped with high-powered rifles.
The standoff came to an end without incident when they surrendered.
This time, Justice Deborah Austin sentenced Wolfe to 90 days in jail, but he’s already served the time because he’s been in jail since Jan. 8. Wolfe is already under a three year probation order.
And he was not released from jail, since he still has to face other charges in court.
- The Independent