10. Regina v. M.M. & L.E. [Calgary PC, Oct. 2007]
MM was subject to a bail order which contained a geographical restriction. The police observed MM in breach of this condition and promptly placed him under arrest. A search of MM incidental to arrest revealed the presence of 8 individually wrapped packages of cocaine and approximately $500.00 cash. MM was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possessing proceeds of crime and breach of recognizance.
Bottom Line: Through negotiation with the Crown the matter was ultimately resolved by way of a guilty plea to simple possession of cocaine; a small fine was imposed and all other charges were completely withdrawn[/extra].
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