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Amherst Provincial Court News for Feb. 25

AMHERST, N.S. – Two people were sentenced in Amherst Provincial Court on Feb 25.

Chapman sentenced for trafficking, causing danger to life

Chelsea Chapman, 25, of Rupert Street, Amherst, was sentenced in court on Monday to a suspended sentence and 18-months probation after pleading guilty to trafficking clonazepam.

The incident occurred Nov. 17, 2017, in Amherst.

She was also sentenced to a suspended sentence and 18-months probation, concurrent to other sentences, after pleading guilty in court on Monday to mischief that caused actual danger to life by failing without lawful excuse to provide the necessaries of life to a person under her charge who was unable, by reason of age, to withdraw herself from such a charge, and to provide herself with such necessaries.

The incident occurred Nov. 18, 2017, in Amherst.

72-year-old sentenced for resisting two police officers

Brian Michael O’Byrne, 72, of Beacon Street, Amherst, was sentenced in court on Monday to conditional discharge following six-months probation after being found guilty of two charges; obstructing a peace officer and assaulting a peace officer.

O’Byrne resisted two peace officers with the Amherst Police Department engaged in the execution of their duties during his arrest by punching, struggling, pushing and resisting the peace officers.

He also assaulted one of the peace officers by punching him while he was engaged in the execution of his duty.

The incidents occurred Oct. 8, 2017, in Amherst.

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