Four months jail for South Stormont man caught in Project Cardiff

The front entrance to the Cornwall courthouse at 29 Second Street West. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A South Stormont man has been sentenced to four months in jail after being convicted on drug and weapons related charges.

Jason Whiteland, 34, was sentenced yesterday (Thursday) by Judge Franco Giamberardino after being found guilty in April for trafficking in cocaine, production of cannabis marijuana and careless storage of a firearm.

He was found not guilty on possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime. Two other charges related to firearms were dismissed.

In addition to four months in jail, Whiteland had to pay $500 in fines.

He will be on probation for one year and will be prohibited from owning or having weapons for 10 years.

Whiteland was among 10 people busted in 2016 during the O.P.P. Drug Enforcement Unit raid in Stormont and Dundas Counties, dubbed Project Cardiff.