Sentencing adjourned until April 17 on drug charges
Scales of justice
A Charlottetown man awaiting sentencing on several charges, including cocaine trafficking, had his case adjourned Monday in P.E.I. Supreme Court.
Jason Norman Yeo made a brief appearance before Justice Wayne Cheverie in Charlottetown where he was scheduled for sentencing.
Instead, Yeo's lawyer Mitch MacLeod asked for an adjournment until April 17 to give him more time to prepare because there were issues the defence wanted to address in its sentencing recommendations.
Last month Yeo pleaded guilty to 12 charges, including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, and was scheduled for sentencing on those charges.
He was also recently sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a May 2012 home invasion and robbery of a drug dealer in Emyvale.
MacLeod said the defence wanted to address how the court would treat the time Yeo has already spent in custody while his cases were before the courts.
Offenders are given credit for each day served, but a judge can give additional credit of time and a half in some cases.
Since his arrest, Yeo has spent almost 650 days in custody.
MacLeod also said he wanted to address how the court would treat the matter of consecutive or concurrent sentences.
Cheverie agreed to the adjournment and said they were significant issues so he wanted to make sure the defence had the opportunity to properly put them before the court.
Neither the federal nor provincial Crown attorneys involved in the case objected to the adjournment.