Repeat drug dealer sent back to jail

A convicted drug dealer who had been targeted by police was caught in the act again last fall, Red Deer court heard on Friday.

A convicted drug dealer who had been targeted by police was caught in the act again last fall, Red Deer court heard on Friday.

Alvin Law, 22, of Red Deer, was jailed for four years when he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.

He also pleaded guilty to driving without a licence and breaching conditions of a conditional sentence order. Several other charges were withdrawn.

Federal Crown prosecutor Dave Inglis told court that Law was arrested on Sept. 11, 2008, while RCMP undercover officers were watching him in an alley in north Red Deer. He was observed making a suspected drug transaction.

Police followed him to a gas station, where he was arrested.

Discovered in his vehicle were 49 individually wrapped packets of cocaine weighing 0.3 grams each. Another packet contained 1.7 grams.

Inglis said the smaller packets are sold by dealers claiming they are 0.5 grams and the larger one is purported to be two grams.

Police also seized $1,930 in cash, which was forfeited to the Crown.

Law’s girlfriend, Southsada Khamkhay, was in the car and also charged. Charges against her were withdrawn.

Inglis said the most aggravating factor was that Law was still serving a two-years-less-a-day sentence for a drug dealing conviction in Edmonton.

The vehicle, which was the property of Law’s mother, was also seized and is the subject of court hearing later this fall.

Law was also banned for life from owning or possessing firearms and ammunition. He must also surrender a sample of his DNA.

Judge David Plosz also suspended his driving privilege for six months. “That means you can’t drive the prison laundry truck for that time,” Plosz said.

The judge also told Law that if he continues his drug dealing, he will only get more time in jail.

“You’re just a dirty drug dealer. That’s what you are,” Plosz said.

He said police in Red Deer and anywhere else that Law goes after jail will have him targeted. “You’re not smart enough to keep getting away with it,” Plosz said.

Just Posted

UPDATED: Officials tour Hwy 2/Gaetz Avenue interchange

Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman and local MLAs visit construction site

Bike thefts becoming ‘significant problem’ in Red Deer

Residents are sounding the alarm on the growing problem of bike theft… Continue reading

Red Deer approves 10 cannabis retail stores

Locations approved around the city

One trillion litres of sewage leaked into lakes and rivers over last five years

OTTAWA — Last Wednesday, a team of people from the Lake Ontario… Continue reading

Woman bitten at Red Deer dog park

Dog owners reminded to control their pets

WATCH: A horse was neglected by its owner. Now the horse is suing

ESTACADA, Ore. - Justice is an 8-year-old American quarter horse who used… Continue reading

Red Sox old-timer’s memorabilia going up for sale

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Some items belonging to one of the Boston Red… Continue reading

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The rival Koreas announced Monday that North… Continue reading

Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

WASHINGTON — Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism… Continue reading

‘I believe music heals people’: 12-year-old records tribute for shooting victims

YARMOUTH, N.S. — Twelve-year-old Josh Cochrane of Yarmouth, N.S., watched the news… Continue reading

Fallen officers’ families gather with Justin Trudeau after tragedy

The prime minister laid flowers at the growing memorial to the four victims of Friday’s violence

Fallen officers’ families gather with prime minister after tragedy

FREDERICTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with families of fallen Fredericton… Continue reading

Liberals showcase benefits of billions spent on infrastructure projects

OTTAWA — Little more than a year before the next federal election,… Continue reading

Fredericton parade ‘a way to celebrate even in the midst of this grief’: mayor

FREDERICTON — Two days after four people were gunned down in a… Continue reading

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month