A 65-year-old Charlottetown man who recently pleaded guilty to selling contraband tobacco products for the third time since 2010 is headed for jail.
John Wayne Casford was sentenced Monday in provincial court to serve 12 months in the provincial correctional centre.
That may be the longest sentence imposed yet for the sale of contraband tobacco products.
Cigarettes in this province.
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.
In addition to imposing a lengthy period in custody Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas added more than $120,000 in taxes and penalties to the amount previously imposed against Casford.
Casford's ability to pay either the taxes or penalties is limited.
His only source of income is a pension.
Casford apologized to the court for his actions and expressed his appreciation to Douglas for granting him a number of adjournments to deal with personal matters before going to jail.
The court was told Casford got involved with contraband tobacco sales to supplement his income.
During his last court appearance Casford swore he is out of the business for good.