Adam Troy Gaudet to serve two years and three months behind bars for his role
A 41-year-old Deblois man was sentenced Monday in Prince Edward Island Supreme Court to serve more than two years in a federal correctional facility for conspiracy to traffic in hydromorphone.
Supreme Court Justice Gordon Campbell sentenced Adam Troy Gaudet to serve two years and three months behind bars.
Campbell also ordered Gaudet to provide a sample of his DNA for the national DNA databank.
A forfeiture order was issued for several items seized by police when they searched Gaudet's home during the investigation which led to this charge.
Gaudet was one of several people charged in connection with an operation that brought drugs into P.E.I. from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Others charged in connection with the same operation had received jail terms ranging from two years less a day to more than three years.
Crown Counsel Thomas Laughlin had asked for a sentence in this case of between two and two-and-a-half years.
Defence counsel Christian Libotte had asked Campbell to consider imposing a conditional jail sentence, which would have allowed Gaudet to serve his sentence in the community under what is essentially house arrest.
Laughlin argued strongly against a conditional sentence, saying that Gaudet did not meet a number of the criteria necessary for the court to consider such a sentence.