As a consequence of information received from a confidential source the police obtained and executed a drug warrant on residential premises. During the course of that search (BBB was home at the time) the police seized multiple pounds of individually wrapped marijuana, several thousand dollars in cash, a firearm, scales and score sheets. BBB was charged with a number of offences including possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, possessing proceeds of crime and weapons offences. Patrick Fagan entered pleas of not guilty and scheduled the matter for trial.
BOTTOM LINE: On the verge of trial proceedings the Crown was faced with insurmountable witness problems. As a consequence, Patrick Fagan was successful in having all charges completely withdrawn.