Man awaits word on charges for smuggling drugs into jail

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Man awaits word on charges

A P.E.I. man who was caught smuggling drugs into the provincial jail had his case adjourned recently after the federal Crown decided to take a look at the matter.

Micah James MacDougall, 23, made a brief appearance before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown Wednesday where he was scheduled for sentencing.

Instead, his lawyer asked for an adjournment.

MacDougall previously pleaded guilty to a probation breach after he was caught smuggling marijuana, Colidine and Seroquel into the jail.

There were no drug charges laid at the time.

On Wednesday, the court heard the federal Crown, which is responsible for crimes under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, is looking into the matter.

It wasn't clear Wednesday if MacDougall would face any further charges.

His lawyer asked for the adjournment so all the matters could be dealt with at the same time if any other charges arise from the incident.

Orr adjourned the case until Feb. 29 for sentencing.

Geographic location: P.E.I., Charlottetown

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  • Joe Doe
    February 19, 2016 - 21:36

    NEXT CASE.

  • J
    February 19, 2016 - 14:09

    Throw the book at this kid. He needs to be made an example of. The jail is filled with clean sober people some who are trying to turn there lives around at there lowest point. Than you have clowns like this bringing drugs in and putting himself and everyone else at risk. He didn't learn his lesson yet. Come on judicial system do something about it please.....!

    • Regular Joe
      Regular Joe
      February 21, 2016 - 10:20

      Never happen there is no justice system on this Island when it comes to Drugs or robbery or sexual assault cases . Now if they had been caught for impaired they would be looking at a life sentence unless they win the lottery and get Douglas for a judge ..lol .