The sentencing of an admitted drug dealer caught up in the investigation of missing Gavin Smith has been delayed again, according to the NBCLA website.
John Creech's new sentencing date is Sept. 25, said the site.
According to the site, the West Hills man was arrested by Glendale Police, who observed Creech make a drug drop in Chatsworth during a 2010 surveillance operation. Creech, 39, pleaded guilty in the drug case and faces up to 10 years in jail, said the site.
On June 8, authorities investigating the disappearance of Gavin Smith executed a. He has not been charged with any crime in connection with Smith, said the report.
Though Creech has said he's never met Smith, his wife, Chandrika, reportedly knew Smith in therapy .
Creech was free on his own recognizance at the time Smith disappeared, said NBCLA.
The site reports that the Smith case is still being investigated as a disappearance and has not been determined to be a homicide, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.
Anyone with more information as to Smith's whereabouts is asked to call detectives at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Anonymous tips can be submitted to http://lacrimestoppers.org.