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Hapless cocaine dealer gets 18 months

Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 A Sudbury man who had stayed out of trouble for 10 years, was sentenced to 18 months in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to trying to sell $5,000 in cocaine to an undercover police officer.

Priest?s trial to start May 6

By Keith Lacey Jury selection will be held next Monday in a trial against a suspended Roman Catholic priest, charged with 15 sex-related counts in three different cities between 1972 and 1984.

Fraud warnings

There are two fraud-related schemes circulating through the Sudbury district at the moment: counterfeit $100 bills and a phone scam.

Cops ask city for more dough

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 City council will be asked to approve on a police budget pegged at $27.3 million, an increase of 7.2 per cent over last year. Sudbury police services board member were briefed Monday night on the 2002 operating budget.

Crown ponders special offender application

By Keith Lacey Sudbury?s Crown attorney?s office has taken the rare step of ordering a psychological assessment in what could lead to a dangerous offender application against a notorious Sudbury criminal.

Three robberies target area businesses over weekend

There were three robberies over the weekend in the Greater City of Sudbury. The description of the suspect in all robberies is similar, although police havenÂ?t yet indicated itÂ?s the same person. The first robbery occurred on Friday night (Feb.

Murder accomplice pleaded guilty after his former girlfriend testified

By Keith Lacey Friday, Feb.

?Everything normal? during shift before blast killed partner

By Keith Lacey James Plummer?s partner testified she believed ?everything was normal, so normal? the night an accidental blast killed her partner and friend three years ago.

Sixteenth conviction for drunk driver

BY KEITH LACEY SudburyÂ?s most notorious drunk driver is behind bars once again. Larry Teskey, 52, was found drunk behind the wheel for an incredible 16th time after he got into a collision with another vehicle in early August 2000.

Less crime in '01

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 Greater Sudbury Police Service statistics show a continuing decrease in crime in 2001. Year-to-date figures indicate a 21.3 per cent decrease in break and enters for the period ending Nov.