A Prince George man was sentenced Friday to a further 539 days in jail for a series of trafficking and firearms offences committed over a three-week period late last summer.
Between April 18 and Sept. 5, 2012, Timothy Adam Campbell, 21, was arrested three times, the first when a pickup truck he was at a routine stop and after the RCMP officer noticed a smell of marijuana, he found small amounts of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine in Campbell's wallet.
A search also uncovered a semiautomatic rifle and a clip that was altered to hold 30 rounds of ammunition, well over the legal limit of five.
Six days later, police received a tip that trafficking was being conducted out of a basement suite in the 2700 block of Vance Road and Campbell's home in the 9000 block of Isle Pierre Road and set up a surveillance.
On Aug. 28, search warrants were obtained and police moved in on the two homes. They found roughly 85 grams of cocaine, 5.4 grams of heroin, 1,130 grams of marijuana, $7,230 cash, trafficking paraphernalia and a cellphone with drug-related messages on it. They also found two assault rifles, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and two "banana" clips capable of holding 29 and 23 rounds.
Campbell's girlfriend, Emily Patricia Munro, 20, was also arrested as part of the swoop and her case is set for trial in June.
Campbell was released on a promise to appear on the two incidents but on Sept. 5 police followed him to a local hotel where he had been registered at a room for two days and he was arrested once again.
Police uncovered about a kilogram of marijuana, 34 grams of cocaine, paraphernalia and a loaded shotgun propped up against a refrigerator in the room.
Campbell has remained in custody since then, and while his total sentence was two years, he received one-for-one credit for time served prior to sentencing.
Campbell was portrayed as someone from a caring and close-knit family with "absolutely no criminal record" who became hooked on cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and marijuana and ended up under the "vicious control" of higher ups in the drug trade.
By the time of his first arrest, Campbell's parents and siblings had moved to a new home in Alberta. On the day of his last arrest, his father had actually come to Prince George to "claim him," Campbell's lawyer, Daniel Geller, told the court.
Asked if he had anything to say, Campbell said that if he could back and change it all, "I would," and apologized for his actions.
In passing sentence, provincial court judge Victor Galbraith rejected a request to give Campbell 1.5 days credit for each day spent in custody due to the treatment he has received from fellow inmates, but he did recommend Campbell serve the rest of his time at a facility other than Prince George Regional Correctional Centre.