Jail Time For Casino Patron Caught Selling Drugs

Friday, January 18, 2008 at 15:09



A 40-year-old Saskatoon man will spend the next six months in jail after being arrested in a drug bust at North Battleford’s Gold Eagle Casino last July.


Albert McKay was charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking after Mounties in North Battleford investigated “suspicious activity at a local casino”.


SIGA officials say the “suspicious activity” in question took place in an adjacent parking lot, but was noticed by a casino security team and captured on casino surveillance tapes.


McKay was initially sentenced to 18 months in a correctional centre, but was given 12 months’ credit for time on remand.


He is also prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition for 10 years.