Washington man sentenced to 14 years for importing cocaine into Canada

Scott Fleming Powers, a 49-year-old Washington man, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for trying to import 83 kilograms of cocaine into Canada in the false floor of a minivan.

Powers was sentenced on April 7, 2011, in relation to a joint Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and RCMP Federal Drug Enforcement investigation. Powers was stopped at the Carson Port of Entry, near Grand Forks, BC, on December 16, 2010, in a minivan being driven by his wife Diane Marie Green Powers. Both Powers’ were initially charged, but the charges against Diane have now been stayed.

Scott Powers, on the other hand, was found guilty of one count of Importation of a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. For the four months he served in pre-trial custody, Scott will have four months subtracted from his 14-year-sentence.

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