Pubdate: Thu, 22 Jun 2006
Source: Toronto Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2006 The Toronto Star
Author: Roberta Avery, Special To The Star
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


BARRIE - A former undercover police officer who fed information about
the location of marijuana fields to two men so they could harvest the
crop before police raids was sentenced to 12 months in jail yesterday.

Justice Joseph Wilson accepted a joint submission of the Crown and
defence lawyer Harry Black in the Ontario Court of Justice.

They gave former OPP Det. Const. Scott Duguid a conditional sentence,
meaning he can serve his sentence at home.

Wilson also sentenced Duguid to 18 months' probation to be served at
the end of his conditional sentence.

Duguid, 35, who pleaded guilty last August to breach of trust, told
Wilson prior to sentencing that his life as an undercover officer had
led to an addiction to cocaine, marijuana and alcohol that had
"clouded my thinking and eroded my values."

"I had lost it. Under a cloud of drugs and alcohol I began to
associate and socialize with the criminals I was targeting," said
Duguid, whose telephone conversations with the two men who harvested
the marijuana were intercepted by police.

"I did ask my supervisors for help, but help was not

Crown prosecutor Stephane Marinier said Duguid was "an integral part
of the greed" of the drug trade.

"He gave the information to the bad guys so that the bad guys could
put drugs on the street," said Marinier.
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