New West men sentenced for terrorizing Downtown Eastside

Two New Westminster men have received long-term jail sentences after being arrested nearly three years ago as part of an ongoing Vancouver police investigation of predatory drug dealers terrorizing Downtown Eastside women.

Nolan Swalllow, 33, received an eight-year sentence for conspiracy to traffic, and a consecutive two-year sentence for participating in a criminal organization for a total 10-year jail term.

Lemar McCann, 32, was sentenced to six years for conspiracy to traffic and an additional one year for participating in a criminal organization.

The SisterWatch and Projects Rescue and Tyrant team made a number of arrests in January 2011. It was triggered because the women told police their biggest fear were the dealers who conducted their business with violence, torture and terror, and preyed on vulnerable and marginalized Eastside residents, said Vancouver police.

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