OROMOCTO, N.B. – The soldier convicted of serving cannabis-laced cupcakes to eight of her comrades during a live-fire training exercise in New Brunswick in 2018 has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Bombardier Chelsea Cogswell will also be dismissed from the Canadian Armed Forces and reduced in rank to private gunner.
Military Judge Cmdr. Sandra Sukstorf delivered the sentence at a hearing today.
The prosecution had recommended a year in jail, while the defence told the court the soldier should instead be dismissed from the military and demoted to the rank of private.
Cogswell, 28, was found guilty on eight counts of administering a noxious substance and one count of disgraceful conduct following a court martial in August.
She had served the cupcakes to soldiers while operating a mobile field canteen on July 21, 2018, on the training grounds of 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.
This report by The Canadian Press was published on Nov. 19, 2021.
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