R. v. LTS, [ABPC, Calgary – December 2020]

LTS was charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. The police received information from a so-called reliable confidential source that LTS was trafficking in cocaine and fentanyl and hence they launched an investigation involving extensive surveillance. During the course of that surveillance, the police observed what they believe to be activity consistent with drug trafficking. As a consequence of the foregoing, the police sought, obtained, and executed a …

R. v. DAR, [ABPC, Didsbury – November 2020]

DAR and his associates embarked upon a substantial enterprise involving the production of what the police believed to be an illicit controlled substance – psilocybin mushrooms. The police obtained and executed a Warrant to Search the grow premises and as a consequence of the seizure of a substantial quantity of the impugned substance, DAR and his associates were charged with production of a controlled substance contrary to s. 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. By way of scientific …

R. v. BAT, [ABPC, Red Deer – July 2020]

BAT was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possessing proceeds of crime. The RCMP, used the services of a civilian agent (witting or unwitting) to orchestrate a hand-to-hand transaction of a street level quantity of cocaine. The police observed the civilian agent meet with BAT and thereafter return to the police with the substance purchased. The police thereafter followed BAT, stopped his vehicle and a search revealed the presence of a substantial …

R. v. HKK, [ABQB, Calgary – June 2020]

HKK was the target of a police investigation resulting in the seizure of a small quantity of cocaine. He was charged with possession contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. HKK retained Patrick Fagan to defend this drug prosecution and the matter was scheduled for trial. BOTTOM LINE: Prior to the commencement of trial proceedings, Patrick Fagan was successful in convincing the Crown of the strength of his constitutional position and the matter was successfully resolved …

R. v. ABK, [ABPC, Airdrie – May 2020]

While operating a BMW on Highway 2 north of Calgary, ABK was stopped for speeding by a uniformed member of the RCMP. Unfortunately for ABK, this Mountie was a highly trained Pipeline investigator who quickly formed the opinion that ABK was transporting drugs. The officer conducted a search of the BMW at roadside and seized a substantial quantity of cocaine, a small quantity of fentanyl and cash. ABK was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession …

R. v. WWD, [ABPC, Red Deer – April 2020]

During the course of surveillance, the police observed WWD engaged in what they believe to be meetings of short duration consistent with drug trafficking. Consequently, the police stopped, detained and ultimately searched WWD and his vehicle. The police seized a substantial sum of cocaine (allegedly packaged for resale) and cash consistent with drug trafficking. BOTTOM LINE: Prior to commencement of trial proceedings, Patrick Fagan was successful in convincing the Crown of the strength of his constitutional position vis-à-vis s. 8 …

R. v. BIS, [ABPC, Calgary – March 2020]

BIS was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possessing proceeds of crime and breaching his recognizance. BIS was an occupant of a motor vehicle from which the police seized a relatively large quantity of cocaine and cash. BIS came to the attention of the police as he was observed operating the motor vehicle while speaking on a cellular phone (problematic in and of itself) and he was prohibited by an existing bail order from possessing a …

R. v. WLG, [ABPC, Calgary – January 2020]

WLG was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possessing proceeds of crime and conspiracy to traffick in cocaine. This was a multi-kilogram cocaine case involving a lengthy police investigation which included extensive physical and electronic surveillance. BOTTOM LINE: Prior to commencement of trial proceedings, Patrick Fagan was successful in convincing the Crown of the strength of his constitutional position, resulting in a on ALL charges.