Man awaits word on charges for smuggling drugs into jail

Ryan Ross rross@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on February 19, 2016

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.