Nine-month conditional sentence for cocaine, heroin trafficking

A 30-year-old Langley man was given a nine month conditional sentence for trafficking cocaine and heroin through a dial-a-dope operation in Langley in 2011.

Dimitri Collins was ordered to wear an electronic tracking device for the six months of his sentence by Supreme Court Justice Selwyn Romilly in March.

The sentencing report is telling on how busy dial-a-dope operations are.

In January 2011, police observed Collins make a number of drug deals all over Langley while driving a Honda Accord.

He was in the parking lot of Lee’s Chicken, then in the Safeway parking lot.

Police documented at 4:39 p.m., he had a deal at Colossus parking lot. Then at 4:55 p.m., he was at an apartment at 201A and 56 Ave. At 4:59 p.m., he did another deal on 56 Avenue.

He then went into an apartment unit in that area and came out two minutes later and was arrested.

Police found 15.5 grams of cocaine and one gram of heroin for a total value of $1,700 in his vehicle.

He also had a knife, three cellphones, a crowbar and baton.

Collins has no criminal history.

In sentencing, it was learned that he had a difficult upbringing and fell into hard drug use by 19.

He is now going to Narcotics Anonymous and has employment, the sentencing report said.

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