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Recent Drug Cases

Charged in the B.C. Interior with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking

T. N. (2019) – Client charged in the B.C. Interior with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking when a large quantity of a controlled substance and thousands of dollars of cash were discovered after a traffic stop at midnight on the Trans Canada Highway.

CASE FACTS

The matter went before the Provincial court and after a preliminary inquiry; the matter went to the Kamloops Supreme Court of B.C. for trial. Midway through the trial, Crown Counsel elects a stay of proceedings

RESULT

All charges dropped

Charged in the Fraser Valley for operating a large scale narcotic manufacturing lab

A. S. (2019) – Client and the co-accused were charged in the Fraser Valley for operating a large scale narcotic manufacturing lab. The Police got tip, which lead to surveillance. This surveillance led to a search warrant.

CASE FACTS

Following a preliminary inquiry in the provincial court, the matter proceeded to trial in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. As a result of numerous pre-trial applications by Crown Counsel relating to disclosure, they decided to enter a stay of proceedings. The matter was fought for over two years in and out of court.

RESULT

All charges dropped

Accused charged with Dial-A-Dope operation

Langley RCMP performed surveillance on 8 accused over an extended period of time. Accused was identified on video surveillance selling to undercover officers.

CASE FACTS

Following a preliminary inquiry, client’s charges were stayed after crown was convinced there was insufficient evidence to proceed against client at trial.

RESULT

All Charges stayed for Tom Doust’s client only.

Accused charged with unlawfully producing a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession for the purpose of trafficking

Langley RCMP responded to a report by a potential property buyer that the accused and three other males were in a barn on a vacant property that was for sale. RCMP attended and witnessed males running off the property. Langley RCMP noticed a strong odour of growing marijuana coming from the barn. It was estimated at trial to be approximately 2000 pounds of marijuana.

CASE FACTS

Crown decided shortly before the trial not to proceed after counsel convinced them they weren’t likely to succeed at trial.

RESULT

All charges stayed.

If you are facing criminal charges, you need to know all of your options. Contact trial lawyer Mr. Doust now to set up a free consultation to discuss the potential defences to your case.

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