Russell Mayhew sentenced to 10 months for drugs

The Abbotsford man was arrested three times in a five-month span last year.

Russell Mayhew

Russell Mayhew

An Abbotsford man whom police described as “gang-involved” after he was arrested for the third time in a five-month span late last year has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.

Russell Jordan Mayhew, 26, was sentenced April 5 in Abbotsford provincial court after he pleaded guilty to two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of driving while prohibited.

He was also given a three-year driving prohibition and a 10-year firearms ban.

Several other charges against Mayhew were stayed, including one count of possession of a prohibited weapon, four additional counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and three counts of breaching his bail conditions.

Mayhew was arrested in December in the underground parking lot of his residence on McKenzie Raod.

His suite was searched, and police seized a small amount of cocaine and less than $1,000 cash.

Mayhew was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and breaching his bail.

He had also been charged in November with three counts of possession for trafficking, along with 22-year-old James Alexander Breckenridge.

These offences were added to his list after charges in August for uttering threats and fear of injury by another person.

Mayhew’s criminal record includes charges and convictions for driving while prohibited, resisting a police officer, break and enter, assault and possession of a controlled substance.

In March 2010, Mayhew was the subject of an Abbotsford News’ video when police went to a home in Clayburn Village to arrest him on a warrant after he had failed to appear for scheduled court appearances.

At first, Mayhew refused to surrender, but he emerged from the front door about 40 minutes later and was taken into custody.