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Friday, November 4, 2011

Saint John Man Sentenced For Armed Robbery

A 27 year old east side man has been sentenced to 4 and a half years in prison for holding up a convenience store on Ellerdale Street last September. Kent

Joseph Leblanc, who lived across the street from the store, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and having his face concealed in the commission of a crime. The court was told he has a serious drug addiction problem with dilaudid.

 Leblanc, the father of a 3 month old daughter and 4 year old son, was armed with a knife and the court heard, the clerk was so traumatised, she quit her job. 

Leblanc told the court it was a stupid mistake but he's glad it happened if it helps him get off drugs.