Jason Yeo appeals trafficking, robbery convictions
Jason Yeo of Charlottetown appeals convictions related to drug trafficking, home invasion
A Charlottetown man is appealing two recent convictions related to drug trafficking and a violent home invasion.
Jason Norman Yeo, 31, was convicted last month of trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine.
Yeo pleaded guilty to the crime after police seized upwards of $60,000 dollars worth of cocaine and crack cocaine from his residence two years ago.
In March of this year, Yeo was found guilty of organizing a violent home invasion of a known drug dealer in Emyvale, P.E.I.
Justice Benjamin Taylor said in court Yeo did not actually participate in the invasion that took place in May 2012, but he did recruit the two men who donned masks, broke into the home and committed the robbery, and showed them where the victim lived.
In all, Yeo was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Now, he has filed his own appeals.
In court papers filed May 2 and July 10, Yeo called the sentences too harsh, and said the seven-year sentence for trafficking was "excessive."
In regards to the home invasion, Yeo wrote the sentence "was significantly higher than the precedent established by the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island."
Yeo also claims the judge didn't have enough evidence to link him to the home invasion.