R. v. LAA [Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Red Deer December 2021]

SUMMARY: In the spring of 2019 the RCMP commenced an investigation into the alleged drug trafficking activity of LAA. The RCMP believed that LAA was transporting cocaine at the multiple kilogram level from Calgary to central Alberta where he was supplying local high-level dealers. Ultimately, police investigation resulted in substantial seizures including approximately $100,000.00 cash, firearms, 1000 fentanyl pills, a brick of cocaine, half a brick of methamphetamine, 300 grams of ecstasy, 16 grams of heroin, etc. etc. etc. LAA …

R. v. GAD [Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Calgary – February 2022]

SUMMARY: GAD was operating his SUV eastbound on the Trans-Canada Highway near Banff when he was pulled over, detained and searched by an RCMP “Pipeline” investigator. The police seized several kilograms of cocaine and fentanyl from GAD’s SUV and charged him with possession for the purpose of trafficking in relation to both drugs. Bottom Line: Patrick Fagan was successful in killing ALL charges against GAD after preliminary inquiry and before commencement of a Queen’s Bench trial by way of the …

R v. PAWS, [Provincial Court of Alberta, Cochrane – August 2022]

SUMMARY: As a consequence of a Pipeline Investigation PAWS was charged with the following offences:  Possession of Cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.  Possession of Fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.  Possession of Methamphetamine.  Possession of Proceeds of Crime.  Breach of Recognizance.  Patrick Fagan was successful in having ALL charges against PAWS completely WITHDRAWN at Preliminary Inquiry. During the early morning hours of June 2021, the RCMP stopped PAWS as he was operating his Jeep on the Stoney First Nation. …

R v. HAF [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – September 2022]

SUMMARY: HAF was the target of an undercover operation during which he was alleged to have engaged in 2 hand-to-hand cocaine sales to an undercover officer of the Calgary Police Service ( “CPS”). HAF was charged with trafficking in cocaine. Patrick Fagan was successful in having ALL charges completely WITHDRAWN. Trafficking charges which involve hand-to-hand undercover transactions are extremely difficult to defend. Why? The case for the prosecution tends to be relatively straightforward and turns almost entirely on the sworn …

R v. RSS [Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Calgary – October 2022]

At the conclusion of a 1-week trial RSS was found NOT guilty of ALL charges including:  Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking . Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.  Possession of fentanyl.  Possession of cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Possession of proceeds of crime.    SUMMARY: The police received information from a confidential informant that RSS was trafficking in kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine in the City of Calgary. The police launched an extensive …