Sentencing hearing for drug kingpins

A sentencing hearing was held yesterday for the drug kingpins arrested in the J-Tornado police operation in 2014.

Crown lawyer Melanie Ferron called for 13 years in prison for 34 year old Shane Williams of Smithtown and 8 and a half years 40 year old Joshua Kindred of Saint John. They were found guilty earlier on drug trafficking and other charges in connection with the drug sweep that resulted in 28 arrests. Their lawyers were recommending a lot less time in prison.

Justice William Grant said he will have his decision on how long they serve December 9th.