May 25th, 2018

Federal sentence for woman’s drug crimes

By Peggy Revell on February 9, 2018.


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A Medicine Hat woman received a two-and-a-half year sentence for drug trafficking and multiple other charges.

Kristin Kandice Dadey entered guilty pleas Tuesday to two drug trafficking counts that stem back to March 2017.

In one instance she sold .38 grams of heroin to an undercover officer for $200, which when analyzed turned out to be a fentanyl-heroin mixture. Arrangements were made to purchase 3.5 grams of meth for $200, but she took off with the money.

Then on March 15 she was stopped in a vehicle and arrested by police, and found in possession of 1.5 grams of heroin in two packages, scales and other drug paraphernalia and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The root of Dadey’s issue is a serious car accident that occurred in Calgary a few years ago, said defence counsel, with her becoming addicted to opiates and then illegal opiates.

She is “anxious to get into federal penitentiary to take advantage of programs” said counsel, and clean herself up.

Following her sentencing on Tuesday, Dadey was back in court to plead guilty to other outstanding charges.

This included three counts of shoplifting from local stores, a failure to appear in docket court, being in a stolen vehicle when it was pulled over by police, failure to sign in as required with police, failure to report for assessment and counselling for addictions treatment.

She also pled guilty to a taxi fraud — where she had a taxi drive her to the courthouse for an appearance, but then left the vehicle without paying. She was arrested at the courthouse, with police finding her in the washroom in the middle of attempting to change her appearance.

Dadey was given credit for 35-days pretrial custody, while the other sentences for these charges will be served at the same time as her drug trafficking sentence.

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