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Hum sentenced to probation

Matthew Jordan Hum, 19, of 36 Willow St., Amherst, was given a suspended sentence of probation after pleading guilty in February to one count each of possession of marijuana and trafficking marijuana.

Hum was given a 12-month probation sentence with reporting and conditions for trafficking marijuana.

He was given a one-month probation sentence, concurrent to the other sentence imposed, for possession.

Each sentence also includes a $50 victim fine surcharge, due the same day he was sentenced.

The possession incident occurred in Amherst on Dec. 10, 2009, and the trafficking incident occurred March 16, 2010, in Fort Lawrence.


Butt gets 15 days custody

Robert James Butt, 38, of 1 Lombardy Lane, Dartmouth, was sentenced to a total of 15 days custody after changing his plea to guilty to one count each of refusing the breathalyser and failing to comply with a recognizance.

Butt was sentenced to 15 days custody for breaching his recognizance, to be served consecutively to the sentences he's currently serving.

For refusing the breathalyser, Butt was given a $1,000 fine, or 15 days concurrent custody, due immediately.

The incidents occurred June 14, 2008, in Dartmouth.


St. Peter changes plea

Matthew James St. Peter, 24, of 199 Station St., Maccan, was sentenced to 30 days custody after changing his plea to guilty to one count of failing the breathalyser.

St. Peter will serve the custodial sentence intermittently, from 6 p.m. Fridays to 6 a.m. Mondays.

He was also given a one-year driving prohibition, and can apply for the provincial ignition interlock device program after 90 days if he so chooses.

A $50 victim fine surcharge, payable by May 21, 2010, was also imposed.

The incident occurred Sept. 25, 2009, in Amherst.

Geographic location: Amherst, Dartmouth, Fort Lawrence Maccan

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