Client charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking (2 kilograms) as a consequence of a so-called “pipeline” stop by the R.C.M.P. on the Trans Canada Highway. Crown entered a stay of proceedings on day 1 of the Preliminary Inquiry as a consequence of unsurmountable constitutional search and seizure issues.
Client charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking as a consequence of a concerned citizens observations of a stash location. Crown witnesses were cross-examined at length during the preliminary inquiry. At the end of the day the prosecutor conceded the problematic nature of its case and entered a stay of proceedings.