canada_steroidsJellybean suspect Mark Anthony Haig, 38, of Chance Harbour pleaded guilty to five conspiracy charges of trafficking anabolic steroids and banned drugs under Canada’s Food and Drug Act. His sentencing hearing was set January 15 next year.

Haig was one of the individuals arrested during the culmination of ‘Operation Jellybean’ in January last year. Jellybean was a two-year combined law enforcement crackdown on organized crime operation that allegedly distributed cocaine, anabolic steroids, marijuana and other illicit drugs in the areas of Brunswick, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Haig’s alleged co-conspirators Spencer Gordon Court, 32, of Maugerville and Ontario resident Vincent Gemmeti face 31 and 27 charges respectively as a result of the Jellybean investigation. Gordon and Gemmeti are scheduled to stand trial on those charges in various trials in the coming months.

Operation Jellybean commenced in 2005 and resulted in 275 suspects being questioned and 41 search warrants being executed to gather 1,600 documents. Also during said operation authorities seized 0.5 kilo of cocaine, 25 kilos of marijuana, $359,000 in cash, marijuana plants, anabolic steroids, counterfeit prescription drugs and restricted guns.