Convicted Kootenay drug dealer nabbed for second time

A convicted drug dealer who was already serving a 90-day sentence has landed in trouble again.

A convicted drug dealer who was already serving a 90-day sentence has landed in trouble again.

On Tuesday, members of the Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit executed a search at a residence in rural Castlegar, where a man and woman were arrested without incident.

The search revealed a grow operation that had been recently dismantled, along with approximately six ounces of packaged marijuana bud.

Twenty-six-year-old Nathan Dean appeared in Castlegar Provincial Court Wednesday, where he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 90 days of jail time.

This arrest came after Dean was already convicted of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking on Jan. 23.

He was picked up Jan. 19 when members searched a Rossland home and located 87 marijuana plants and 11 pounds of packaged marijuana.

He had already served two weekends of his 90-day intermittent sentence, when the second arrest took place.

The woman arrested with Dean is set to appear in Castlegar Provincial Court in March.