CURRENT RIVER DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO TIME SERVED
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~ January 23, 2023 (LSNews) A 62 year old CLIFFTON GARY GRATZKI (April 28,1960) appeared in person today, Monday January 23,2023 before Justice Lisa Cameron to plead guilty to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking as part of a plea deal.
Hardworking TBPS Officers executed a search warrant at GRATZKI’S home in the 300 block of Merrill Street in Current River on November 9,2022.
GRATZKI & his son, David were arrested, along with a 31 year old black male STEVEN ROJAS of Etobicoke, Ontario.
They had been in possession of cocaine and allowing ROJAS to deal cocaine.
CLIFFTON GRATZKI is a 62 year old cocaine addict like his son DAVID. He was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and has a Grade 13 education.
GRATZKI was previously employed at a local paper mill.
GRATZKI was briefly released on bail, but his surety revoked.
GRATZKI was previously convicted over 20 years ago of possession of narcotics for purpose of trafficking.
Federal Crown Attorney Ron Poirier & Defence Attorney Amanda Gallo have a joint submission for Her Worship to consider.
GRATZKI has spent a total of 76 real days in custody, that will be enhanced to 114 days.
The joint submission is for time served plus 12 months probation.
GRATZKI is given the opportunity to address the court and he states “I made an egregious error that I don’t want to repeat again. I just want to move on with my life”
Justice Cameron accepts the joint submission and sentences GRATZKI to time served of 114 days plus 12 months probation.
A 10 year weapon prohibition and DNA order are also imposed.
GRATZKI has outstanding charges from an incident in May 2022 when he allegedly cashed a $955 forged check at Cash For You at 277 Red River Road. He was criminally charged with:
- -utter forged document
- -fraud under $5000
GRATZKI was released on $300 no deposit bail with conditions not to contact victim, reside at his home on Merrill Street and not attend Cash For You.
GRATZKI is also ordered not to contact STEVEN ROJAS
GRATZKI has another court appearance on February 20,2023.
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