Court gives P.E.I. man three months after bringing drugs into jail

Ryan Ross
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Chief provincial court judge Nancy Orr.

Micah James MacDougall  caught smuggling marijuana, Colidine and Seroquel into Sleepy Hollow

A Charlottetown man who got caught smuggling drugs into the Provincial Correctional Centre was sentenced Monday to three months in jail.

Micah James MacDougall, 23, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown after previously pleading guilty to a probation breach.

MacDougall was serving a sentence on weekends when he was caught smuggling marijuana, Colidine and Seroquel into the jail.

No drug charges have been laid in connection with the incident.

During Monday's proceedings, the court heard MacDougall has been training for an April 2 body building competition.

MacDougall, whose criminal record included drug trafficking, addressed the court to say over the last year he has tried to put the past behind him, even though it might not seem like it.

Everyone from his past labelled him a criminal or "rat", and someone tried to burn his house down, MacDougall said.

MacDougall also said he has taken part in counselling programs and is trying to better himself, including through a course to become a personal trainer.

"My future and freedom mean more to me than doing other people's dirty work," he said.

Before hearing his sentence, MacDougall asked to serve it on weekends, saying he would lose work and a sponsor for the competition if he did straight time.

MacDougall said he hoped Orr could see he is trying.

"I hope the pros outweigh the cons, and you won't see me in this courtroom again."

Orr said it was regrettable the positives MacDougall was working toward will be put in jeopardy by his actions.

"There's a price to be paid when you mess up," she said.

Along with the jail time, Orr ordered MacDougall to pay a $100 victim surcharge.

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Organizations: Provincial Correctional Centre

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Francis
    March 27, 2016 - 21:21

    Is he ever going to get on with his life? Costing the tax payers thousands a year. I guess he prefers free sex, food, and, shelter at this rate of being in jail. Get a life, much?

  • Mike
    March 27, 2016 - 21:20

    Whats he bringing next, cocaine? What a JOKE OF A SENTENCE, LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER

  • Hahaa
    March 27, 2016 - 21:19

    He needs TO GET A REAL LIFE

  • Hahaha MAJOR LOSER!
    March 27, 2016 - 21:18

    Loser! How, In the first place, Would he expect to get away with it? Secondly, Has he no brains?

  • dug
    March 26, 2016 - 16:55

    He was already serving a sentence at weekends when he got caught on this charge and he wants to serve time at week ends again WTF, its about time the Judicial system had a large rocket inserted where the sun don't shine.

  • rat is a understatement
    March 26, 2016 - 14:19

    It's funny that it's a minimum mandatory of 2 years bringing anything in to the pcc and yet he gets 3 months when others first time offense gets 2 years for the same charge...I guess it matters who ya get in bed with!! SMH

    • Tymzup
      March 27, 2016 - 11:23

      Don't know him and don't want to meet him....however your statement of 2 years being a standard sentence for smuggling controband in the Provincial Jail system is wrong. Many people get simple sentences like 30 days in the hole type sentencing. three months is still a long time. The dude sounds like he needs to grow up and get some real friends.. just saying. CFA

    • ally
      March 27, 2016 - 16:12

      You are wrong. Many that have brought contraband in just get it taken away and are put in the hole.

  • WHAT PLANET
    March 26, 2016 - 13:07

    This sentence was anything but harsh. Anywhere else and the individual would be doing real time. What planet do some of these commentors come from? Justice has been so slack in this province for so long that some think that anything is forgiveable and jail time is only an extra cost for the taxpayers. It is way beyond time that the punishments really mean punishments.

  • tucker
    March 26, 2016 - 10:25

    That was harsh

  • Former drug user { Alochol }
    March 26, 2016 - 09:47

    not a good plan !!! . why not just ask the doc to prescribe it in the hollow !!!!. One Day At A Time ...