R. v. GGG, [ABQB, Calgary – March 2021]

GGG was charged with possession of cocaine and methamphetamine in relation to the largest drug seizure in the history of the Calgary Police Service. The “bust” drew national media attention including coverage in the Toronto Star. The following media headlines speak for themselves in terms of the significance of the seizure and gravity of the ensuing prosecution. Toronto Star – Calgary police seize over 200 pounds of drugs from Dodge Caravan CBC News – $8M in cocaine and meth seized …

R. v. MAK, [ABPC, Calgary – March 2021]

The police observed a vehicle being driven by MAK in a suspicious manner so they activated their emergency lights and endeavored to stop MAK’s vehicle. Well… MAK apparently had other ideas and led the police on a chase that ultimately involved the Calgary Police Service HAWCS helicopter. MAK and his passenger were observed by HAWCS personnel running from the vehicle. MAK and his passenger were apprehended shortly thereafter by the police. Police search of the vehicle and surrounding area revealed …

R. v. RAG, [ABPC, Calgary – February 2021]

RAG was charged with trafficking in cocaine (3 hand-to-hand transactions with the same undercover cop), possessing proceeds of crime and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Needless to say, defending charges of direct trafficking involving hand-to-hand transactions to an undercover officer are extremely challenging and difficult to defend. Why? In simplest terms, all the Crown needs to do is call the undercover officer to the stand, have him/her identify the accused, describe the transaction, confirm the nature of …

R. v. TED, [ABQB, Medicine Hat – January 2021]

According to the Medicine Hat Police Service (“MHPS”), TED was the “ring leader” of the “largest organized crime” syndicate in the history of the MHPS. In terms of the scale of the investigation and gravity of the prosecution, the following media releases clearly speak for themselves: Global News – ALERT, Alberta police forces arrest 10, seize $200K in cocaine in trafficking investigation. Medicine Hat News – MHPS concludes ‘largest organized crime investigation’ with 60 charges, major drug seizure Chat News …