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Castlegar woman to spend rest of drug trafficking sentence in jail after new arrest

Robyn Poznikoff had been given a two-year conditional sentence to serve at home
Police could be seen around Scottie’s Marina on Oct. 25, 2024 as Castlegar RCMP officers executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 5200 block of Broadwater Road. Photo: Submitted

A Castlegar woman will spend the rest of her two-year drug trafficking sentence in jail after being re-arrested for the same crime.

In November 2022, 34-year-old Robyn Poznikoff was found guilty of two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking as well as possession of an unauthorized weapon.

The charges were a result of a 2020 Castlegar RCMP investigation which included a search warrant to a residence connected to Poznikoff where police seized fentanyl, methamphetamine, Canadian currency, a conducted energy weapon, a firearm and a vehicle which was later forfeited through the British Columbia Civil Forfeiture Office.

In July 2023, Poznikoff was sentenced to a two-year conditional sentence order which was to be served in her residence with a period of probation to follow and a firearm prohibition for 10 years.

Just over three months into her two year conditional sentence, Poznikoff was again arrested for allegedly trafficking illicit drugs.

That arrest took place on Oct. 25, 2023, at a residence located in the 5200 block of Broadwater Road in Robson near Scotties Marina.

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According to police, the search warrant was obtained to investigate drug trafficking. Suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, currency, a vehicle, and other items consistent with the trafficking of illicit drugs were seized at the scene.

Poznikoff has been held in custody since her October arrest.

On Feb. 7, she was brought before the courts and was ordered to spend the remainder of her sentence in jail.

In relation to the October search warrant, Poznikoff has been charged with two new counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. Her next scheduled court appearance is March 6.