Former senior N.S. Mountie convicted of stealing 10 kilograms of cocaine

A former senior Nova Scotia Mountie has been convicted of stealing 10 kilograms of cocaine from an exhibit locker.

Craig Robert Burnett, the one-time commander of an RCMP National Port Enforcement Team, stole the drug from the force's Nova Scotia headquarters in 2010 or 2011, and replaced it with another substance.

Justice James Chipman convicted Burnett Friday of seven charges in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, following 21 days of trial.

The judge said the 51-year-old Burnett gave the cocaine to a businessman friend, Scott Rowlings, who then gave it to a third man, Mike Kanasevich, to sell.

The trio split the proceeds three ways, with Burnett netting about $100,000 cash in about six separate handoffs.

He said Burnett used some of the cash to buy a 2007 BMW motorcycle.