Sentence has been adjourned now to Sept. 30 in the case of a 65-year-old Charlottetown man who has pleaded guilty to selling contraband tobacco products for the third time since 2010.
John Wayne Casford was to have been sentenced Wednesday but he requested a further adjournment as he awaits the outcome of a matter before the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission.
Casford was evicted from his housing and he has appealed his eviction to IRAC.
Casford, who still owes more than $260,000 in taxes and penalties for tobacco offences from 2010 and 2012, was charged again earlier this year after selling contraband cigarettes to an undercover police officer.
Searches conducted subsequent to his arrest yielded close to 100,000 more cigarettes.
Casford is facing further penalties in excess of $120,000 as well as a period of incarceration.
The Crown is proposing a jail sentence well in excess of the 75 days he received for his second offence.
Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas has advised the accused that he will likely receive a lengthy jail term when he returns to court for sentence.
On a previous court appearance Thane MacEachern, Casford's defence counsel, asked the court to consider a conditional sentence order that would have enabled Casford to serve his sentence in the community under house arrest.
Douglas hinted a conditional sentence order is unlikely.
Casford, for his part, has accepted full responsibility for his actions and apologized for breaking the law.
The court was told Casford got involved with contraband tobacco sales to supplement his income.
Casford apologized to the court Wednesday for requesting another adjournment.
He said he had hoped that IRAC would have had a decision in his case by now but that did not come to pass.