2. Regina v. G.F. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – February, 2012]
Tough case. Client charged with four separate counts of trafficking in marijuana to the same undercover officer over a one week period. To make matters worse, subsequent to the fourth undercover purchase the police executed a warrant to search the home of G.F. where they seized approximately 1 kilogram of marijuana, a substantial quantity of cannabis resin and approximately $10,000.00 cash. This resulted in our client being further charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, possession of cannabis resin for the purpose of trafficking and possessing proceeds (cash) of crime. We elected trial by way of Provincial Court and at the commencement of those proceedings the Crown acknowledged its inability to prove a critical element of each of the drug offences – that the impugned substances were in fact cannabis marijuana. Bottom line: all charges were completely withdrawn on the first day of trial.
Patrick C. Fagan is a highly accomplished lawyer with an impressive career spanning over 35 years in the legal field.