Former Regina jail guard guilty of drug charges
Brent Taylor to be sentenced July 18
First Posted: May 30, 2012 2:09pm
Former Regina jail guard, Brent Taylor, has been found guilty of smuggling drugs to inmates at the Regina Correctional Centre
Taylor was a guard at the jail since 1987. He was accused of bringing drug-filled tobacco pouches to a pair of inmates.
On Wednesday, a jury came back with a verdict on the 14 charges against him.
"We thought we put together a good defense," said Taylor's lawyer James Korpan. "Obviously the jury saw it differently."
Korpan adds that Taylor and his family are in shock.
"Devastating," said Korpan. "We'll be talking next week about moving forward."
The jury made the decision fairly quickly, something that surprised Korpan. All along Taylor had been saying that he wasn't aware that he was bringing illegal drugs to the inmates.
"(During) the police interview where he was questions for some four hours on this," said Korpan. "He made it pretty clear in there that he didn't have any knowledge of what was going on."
An appeal isn't out of the question.
"Anytime you have an adverse verdict, that's something we're going to advise our client on," said Korpan.
"In terms of which way we're going to go with that remains to be seen."
Taylor will be sentenced July 18.