SUMMERSIDE — A city man caught with three hydromorphone pills, which he told police he planned to sell to feed his own drug habit, is going to jail for eight months.
Robert Junior Yeo had earlier pleaded guilty to a single count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Facts in the case were presented in Summerside provincial court Tuesday.
The 31-year-old was arrested on April 13 after the Prince District Joint Forces Operation Drug Unit got a tip that a deal was taking place between Yeo and another individual. The pair was observed in a city parking lot and Yeo was arrested.
On him, police found three 30-milligram hydromorphone pills, which are commonly know as Big Reds.
Yeo had no previous record.
Judge Jeff Lantz went along with a joint sentence recommendation of eight months in jail. Once out, Yeo will be on probation for 18 months, during which time he must undergo assessment, counselling and treatment for his addiction and will be prohibited for 10 years from owning or possessing weapons or ammunition.