Lakeshore man sentenced for involvement in Project Kirby
Superior Court of Justice shown in this file photo in Windsor, Ont., Nov. 19, 2013. (Melanie Borrelli / CTV Windsor)
A Lakeshore man has been sentenced to seven years in jail for his involvement in a gun and drug trafficking ring.
Franco Carmelo Marentette-Derose was given the sentence in superior court on Tuesday.
Marentette-Derose had earlier pleaded guilty to drug offences, but more recently plead guilty to firearm offences about mid-way through his trial.
It stemmed from a year-long, multi-jurisdictional investigation called Project Kirby, where 10 people were arrested for the importation and sale of illegal guns between Michigan and Ontario, starting in 2015.
All offences for a co-accused Donilo Frank Marentette, including conspiracy and trafficking - were withdrawn.
Through time already served, Marentette-Derose will serve about three more years behind bars.