16. Regina v. G.A.E. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – November 2016]
Police executed a drug warrant search on residential premises in northeast Calgary. Although GAE was not a permanent resident of the home, when the police entered he was in proximity to a multitude of fentanyl pills scattered about the floor where he was apprehended. The police charged GAE (and the other occupant of the premises) with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds (cash) of crime. Patrick Fagan entered pleas of not guilty and scheduled the matter for trial.
BOTTOM LINE: As a consequence of ongoing negotiation with the assigned Crown prosecutor the charges against GAE were successfully resolved by way of the entry of a stay of proceedings.
Patrick C. Fagan is a highly accomplished lawyer with an impressive career spanning over 35 years in the legal field.