Friday, July 13, 2018

Abbotsford brothers lose bid to appeal sentences for trafficking fentanyl/carfentanil

Karan-Jit Mann, Sarabjit Mann
A B.C. Court of Appeals panel ruled that the sentences for Karan-Jit and Sarabjit Mann were not “demonstrably unfit.” Both pleaded guilty in June 2017 to trafficking fentanyl. Sarabjit also pleaded guilty to trafficking carfentanil. Both received four-year sentences for the fentanyl offences.
Sarabjit, 23, also received a concurrent five-year sentence for the carfentanil offences and two-years consecutive for a firearms offence. Both brothers argued that the sentences were unfit. The three-judge panel disagreed on all issues. Raids executed at their parents home (where they lived) turned up fentanyl, carfentanil, cocaine and crack, as well as $4,900 cash, cellphones, and a loaded .38.
The Mann brothers were found to have used a mortar and pestle to mix fentanyl and its analogues with a cutting agent. Experts said it was "extremely dangerous" and a "primitive and negligent mixing method".