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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Come December, a Clermont man dealing with drug prices from 2022 will learn the way way more time in jail he’s anticipated to serve.
On Nov. 22, 29-year-old Evan Shea Anchikoski appeared in Summerside provincial courtroom. He’s dealing with two counts of drug trafficking – benzimidazole and hydromorphone – in addition to possession of hydromorphone for the aim of trafficking.
Anchikoski had pleaded responsible to all three prices in a previous courtroom look.
Beforehand he additionally confronted a cost of prison negligence inflicting demise, nevertheless it had since been stayed.
Anchikoski was arrested on Oct. 20, 2022.
Police had been investigating the sudden demise of a 27-year-old man which occurred in a Burlington dwelling that spring.
After Anchikoski’s arrest, police executed a search warrant at his residence the place they seized greater than 900 hydromorphone tablets, cash and drug trafficking paraphernalia.
He has remained in custody since.
Following the assertion of details, each the Crown and the defence gave their suggestions for sentencing.
The Crown steered a complete of 9 years of incarceration, taking away time for authorized issues in addition to accounting for Anchikoski’s time served since his arrest.
Of their advice, the Crown famous that Anchikoski had been trafficking at a excessive stage, referring to it as a premeditated crime.
Though Anchikoski is not dealing with prices associated to the Burlington demise, the Crown mentioned that it’s however related and thought of it to be an aggravating issue.
The defence, in the meantime, requested for a complete sentence of 40 months. He talked about that rehabilitation ought to be paramount for the courts and that Anchikoski had accepted accountability. His time in custody had been troublesome, and he has had time to mirror and start placing in efforts to alter.
Following the suggestions, Anchikoski stood to deal with the courtroom, saying he was ashamed of the individual he was.
He added that he has taken a have a look at his life and took part in packages whereas in custody. He needs to get out so he can take care of his son, put his previous behind him and develop into a productive member of the neighborhood.
Anchikoski is scheduled to return to courtroom Dec. 13 for sentencing.
Kristin Gardiner is a reporter with SaltWire in Prince Edward Island. She will be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] and adopted on X @KristinGardiner.