The Crown wants tougher sentences for two men convicted of trafficking fentanyl, the drug behind B.C.’s overdose crisis.
A sentence appeal is being heard on Monday at B.C.’s highest court, for the cases of Michael Ramstead and Aden Rutter.
Neither man was sentenced to any time behind bars, despite being found guilty of street level trafficking of fentanyl.
This comes a few weeks after the B.C. Court of Appeal set a new sentencing range of 18 to 36 months for trafficking the opioid.
Neither of these cases qualify for the new rules, but the Crown argues that given the seriousness of the fentanyl crisis, a sentence without jail is just not appropriate.