Thursday, October 26, 2017

Scumbag B.C. fentanyl dealer gets free pass despite appeals court directive

Judge Joanne Challenger in 2006.
Provincial Court judge Joanne Challenger ignored a B.C. Court of Appeal directive and gave a 21-year-old dial-a-dope fentanyl dealer a suspended sentence with three years’ probation instead of jail time. The Crown argued there were no special circumstances, and Ajay Joon of North Vancouver deserved two years less a day in prison. Joon wasn’t an addict, in debt or dealing with emotional or psychological issues. He was a greedy, full-time trafficker, fully unconcerned about the many deaths of his customers.

The province’s highest court told judges that the death toll from fentanyl was so alarming that prison terms were needed “to address the public’s legitimate sense of moral outrage."
"It is important to keep in mind that Mr. Joon will always bear the stigma of having been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude and will face limitations on his employment and travel opportunities.” wrote the 'judge'.

Joon was convicted on one count of trafficking in fentanyl and heroin, although police witnessed dozens of transactions. The Crown has 30 days to appeal the decision.