B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminter. (Photo: Vikki Hopes)

Abbotsford man sentenced for drug charges, including fentanyl

Akashdeep Bhoot was among 3 arrested following 2017 investigation

An Abbotsford man who was among three people arrested and charged in 2017 after police seized drugs that included fentanyl and carfentanil has been sentenced to just over 18 months in prison.

Akashdeep Bhoot, 22, was sentenced July 19 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster to two counts of drug trafficking and four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

His jail term will be followed by 18 months of probation.

Bhoot and two others – Karanjit Mann and Sarabjit Mann – were charged with a total of 30 offences following a bust in March 2017.

RELATED: Three men charged after drug bust that included fentanyl

RELATED: Two men sentenced in relation to fentanyl-related drug bust

At the time, police said that a “pretty comprehensive investigation” began at the beginning of that year into a drug operation in Abbotsford.

As part of the investigation, police executed search warrants of a residence and four vehicles in central Abbotsford.

Drugs seized included heroin and cocaine, which analysis later showed both contained fentanyl, carfentanil and methylfentanyl.

Fentanyl is an opioid attributed to the epidemic in drug-overdose deaths across the province in recent years.

Carfentanil is believed to be 100 times more toxic than fentanyl and had just begun showing up on the local drug scene at the time.

Methlyfentanyl, an analog of fentanyl, is similarly more potent than fentanyl.

Bhoot was the last of the three men charged to be sentenced. The other two were both sentenced in November 2017.

Sarabjit Mann, 24, received a five-year sentence on 11 drug charges and one count of possession of a prohibited firearm.

Karanjit Mann, 21, received a jail term of three years and 75 days on one count of drug trafficking and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Just Posted

SLIDESHOW: The Fraser Valley Auto Mall food drive and convoy

Convoy heads down South Fraser Way, delivers food and money to the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford

Four vehicle accident causing southbound gridlock on Highway 11

Accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. at intersection with Valley Road, ambulance on scene

VIDEO: Canada’s only mobile shower trailer for homeless run by Abbotsford Mennonites

Refresh Mobile Showers started operations on May 1, provided over 550 showers

Mission Festival of Trees wraps up Saturday

Event concludes with reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales at All Saints Anglican Church

Planning price tag revealed for futuristic ‘We Town’ concept in Abbotsford

Developer says highrises would house 30,000, but Abbotsford mayor says project is in wrong place

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Surrey councillor wants the policing transition process to ‘immediately stop’

Brenda Locke to make motion at Dec. 16 meeting to reconsider current plan

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 2017 Stanley Park stabbing

Lubomir Kunik was found by a man out walking his dog on the beach late on Feb. 1, 2017

Vancouver homeless camp brings community, safety, home, says resident

Encampment in the city’s Downtown Eastside is one of many that have sprung up in B.C.

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Most Read