19. Regina v. B.G.G. [Provincial Court, Calgary – August 2015]
1) Possession of cocaine
BGG was a passenger in a vehicle which had been stopped for speeding. BGG, as a mere passenger, refused to provide identification to the police or answer any of their questions. The police arrested BGG for obstruction and a subsequent search of his person revealed the presence of several grams of cocaine.
Bottom Line: The Crown wisely conceded the problematic nature (from a constitutional perspective) of the arrest and search of BGG and the entire matter was resolved by way of a complete withdrawal of the charge.
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