Trail man gets 90 days for cocaine possession

Trail man was sentenced to 90 days in jail Monday in Nelson court after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine.

A 26-year-old Trail man was sentenced to 90 days in jail Monday in Nelson court, after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Trail Crime Reduction Unit members arrested Gabriel Qitsualik at about 11 p.m. Saturday on Bay Avenue in Trail.

“Qitsualik was found to be under the influence of drugs, in breach of his probation order and was also issued a 24-hour driving prohibition for being under the influence of drugs while driving,” Cpl. Darryl Orr of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment said in a news release.

“A search of Qitsualik located a quantity of cocaine, which was packaged for sale.”

He has been transported to Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre, where he’ll serve his time.