Pictured are drugs and a loaded pistol seized by police in May 2016 from a man who crashed a stolen motorcycle. Jessie Lunan has now been sentenced.

Man sentenced in relation to stolen-motorcycle crash

Incident occurred in Abbotsford in May 2016

A man who crashed a stolen motorcycle in Abbotsford in May 2016 has been sentenced to a 2.5-year jail term.

Jessie Leslie William Lunan, 28, was sentenced Sept. 22 in Abbotsford provincial court on three charges to which he previously pleaded guilty: possessing a prohibited firearm and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Seven other charges – including more weapon and drug offences – were stayed at sentencing.

The incident that led to the charges occurred on the morning of May 24, 2016, when an Abbotsford Police officer saw a motorcycle driving erratically in the area of Beaver Street and Seal Way.

The officer watched as the driver crashed the motorcycle, attempted to pick up the bike and then started to push it.

The officer lost sight of the man and when he got near the crash location, the driver had fled and the bike had been abandoned. A helmet and fanny pack were left behind.

The motorcycle was confirmed to be stolen.

A patrol officer and K9 unit immediately began searching for the rider. Lunan was located in the 2200 block of Beaver Street and taken into custody.

Police said at the time that a search of the fanny pack resulted in the seizure of almost $1,100 cash, a loaded pistol, and drugs (including heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and meth) with an estimated street value of $10,000.

Lunan was also sentenced on Sept. 22 to three months in jail and a five-year driving ban for driving while prohibited on Feb. 8. 2016 in Abbotsford.

According to the provincial court database, Lunan has numerous previous convictions, including for driving while prohibited, possession for the purpose of trafficking, breach of probation and bail, assault, possession of an unauthorized firearm and drug trafficking.

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