Judge’s comments draw laughter


A Pond Inlet man who claims that 60 marijuana joints he was carrying on Oct. 24 were for personal use awaits sentencing.

Esa Arnakallak originally faced a single count of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. On April 17, the 24-year-old pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of simple possession.

A clearly bemused judge Robert Kilpatrick asked defence lawyer Andy Mahar why Arnakallak had such large stash for himself.

“It dries out (when its rolled). It’s not as good, everybody knows that,” Kilpatrick said, drawing chuckles from spectators but no response from Mahar.

Sentencing has been set for Aug. 20.

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