A former Necoslie man was sentenced to a further nine months in jail on Tuesday at the Prince George courthouse for breaching his long-term supervision order.
Dennis Wayne Tylee, 45, has already been behind bars for nearly eight months after a urine sample he gave while living in a halfway house in Prince George tested positive for cocaine.
Tylee has a record of 30 criminal convictions, many for violent offences, including firing a rifle during a house party on the Necoslie reserve, near Fort St. James in November 1998.
For that incident, he received a two-year conditional sentence and was ordered to stay away from the Necoslie-Fort St. James area and a charge of attempted murder was dropped.
In relation to the most recent offences, it was noted that despite a prevalence for violence while on drugs in the past, Tylee harmed no one this time round. The additional time also applies to failing to report back to a halfway house in Vancouver in October 2012 after failing a previous test for drugs.
He was eventually arrested in Port Alberni in November and, after some time in a correctional facility, released to the halfway house in Prince George on Feb. 1. He was arrested once again in March following the second failed test and has remained in custody ever since.
Tylee told the court he had been clean for about two years but went off the wagon when a daughter died in a house fire in Alberta and he was given only a 24-hour pass rather than the 72-hour pass he had typically been receiving on weekly basis.
In all, the sentence adds up to 14 months with Tylee receiving credit for five months time served.
In March 2007, Tylee was sentenced to four years and three months in jail for a series of offences, including assault causing bodily harm and unlawful confinement. He was subsequently designated a long-term offender and, in June 2011, was issued a five-year long-term supervision order which includes conditions imposed by the National Parole Board.