‘Rehabilitative’ sentence for selling drugs

A former Lethbridge man who sold drugs to an undercover police officer four years ago has received a “rehabilitative” jail sentence. Timothy John Pilgrim pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to four counts of drug trafficking and received a 90-day sentence that he will be able to serve on weekends. Federal Crown prosecutor John Oman told court Pilgrim sold small amounts of methamphetamine to an undercover cop in 2015 in order to support his own drug addiction. And although Oman noted a three-month sentence for trafficking is unusual, the sentence reflects the progress Pilgrim has made since the offences. “It’s meant to be a rehabilitative sentence,” Oman said. In a letter written by his father and read in court, the judge was told how Pilgrim got involved with the wrong people in Lethbridge, but by mid-2016 he realized his life was heading in the wrong direction and he returned to Calgary and his family. The letter states Pilgrim was able to abandon the...
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