Cape Breton drug courier gets 2 1/2 years for making delivery for brother

Staff ~ Transcontinental Media
Published on October 28, 2008

SYDNEY, N.S. A Cape Breton man who was acting as a drug courier has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

Police found almost four kilograms of marijuana in a car driven by Ryan Carmen Howell, 27, of Sydney.

He was arrested in June while driving from Reserve Mines toward Glace Bay.

Howell, who pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, was acting as a courier for his older brother, Ashley, who is already serving time over the incident.

Howell was convicted in 2001 for possession of marijuana and received a nine-month conditional sentence.