31. Regina v. B.D.D. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Lethbridge – November 2014]
BDD was charged with possession of multiple kilograms of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, possession of ecstasy and possessing proceeds of crime. BDD was the target of a 9 month sophisticated investigation involving the execution of multiple production orders, tracking warrants, warrants to search, a forensic audit and extensive surveillance. Bottom Line: Patrick Fagan rejected an offer of 15 months imprisonment in exchange for a guilty plea to possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and scheduled the entire matter for trial. The case for the prosecution was challenged on constitutional grounds and on the eve of commencement of trial proceedings the entire case was resolved by way of a guilty plea to “simple” possession of cannabis marijuana and a nominal fine. All other charges were completely withdrawn.
Patrick C. Fagan is a highly accomplished lawyer with an impressive career spanning over 35 years in the legal field.