Bass River woman handed prison sentence after pleading guilty to trafficking cocaine

A 37-year-old Colchester County woman has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Tanya Ann Harnish of Bass River entered the plea Wednesday morning in Truro Provincial Court.

The joint sentence recommendation from Crown attorney Linda Hupman and defence lawyer David Mahoney was accepted by Judge William Digby, who also ordered a ten-year firearms ban, the forfeiture of drug paraphernalia, including digital scales, and a $200 victim surcharge.

Harnish was arrested April 26th on Victoria Street in Truro, where officers seized just over 29 grams of cocaine as well as drug paraphernalia, and was released from custody on an undertaking.

She also faces charges of assault and breach of an undertaking stemming from an incident on Maple Avenue in Bass River on May 31st.

Harnish is scheduled to return to court on June 27th to deal with those charges.