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N.B. court refuses to put man back in prison after he didn’t get his medication – CBC

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201726 Views

Tobique First Nation man alleged to have committed more crimes in delusional state 2 days after release

March 27, 2017

New Brunswick’s highest court has rejected a bid by the Crown to put a man from Tobique First Nation back in prison, after he wasn’t given his medication while incarcerated on a drug-trafficking charge.

Timothy Anthony Sappier was convicted on Aug. 8 last year of conspiracy to traffic in methamphetamine and sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Sappier filed an appeal in October and was granted release from prison on Dec. 19 by the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, pending its decision.

Two days later, it’s alleged, Sappier stole a bottle of water from a local convenience store and then threw $1,400 cash in the parking lot when he left the store.

RCMP Cpl. Martin Van Dijk, who arrested him that day, was so concerned about Sappier’s mental health that he took him to the hospital in Perth-Andover for assessment, states a Court of Appeal ruling.

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