Minister of Justice v. L.D. [Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, May 2013]

This was a civil forfeiture matter which involved the agents of the Province of Alberta seizing a home valued at over half a million dollars. L.D. was a father whose son was charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of proceeds of crime and possession for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana). Multiple kilograms of marijuana and almost $100,000 in cash were found in the home allegedly occupied by the son. Ms. Fagan was successful in challenging the application for forfeiture of the home and in having it returned to L.D..