Windsor dad gets over six years in prison for cocaine smuggling
WINDSOR -- A Windsor dad is going to prison for attempting to smuggle cocaine across the border at the Ambassador Bridge.
Anthony Hutton, 47, of Windsor was sentenced to six years and 180 days in prison, according to AM800 News.
“A 6.5-year jail term fits within the range, set by the court of appeal for this type of offence,” says federal drug prosecutor Richard Pollock.
Court heard Hutton tried to import eight kilograms of cocaine across the border in May 22, 2016.
The estimated street value of the cocaine was between $800,000 and $1.2-million.
Hutton and his son tried to cross the Windsor-Detroit border and were referred for a secondary examination by border officers.
“One of the significant aggravating factors which was the fact that the accused entered Canada with the cocaine and his son,” says Pollock.
During the secondary examination, CBSA says seven bricks of suspected cocaine, with an approximate weight of eight kilograms, were discovered in the engine compartment of the vehicle.
Hutton was arrested and the suspected cocaine was turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Pollock says the sentence sends a message to other people to not get involved in this type of activity and it’s a danger to the community.