4. Regina v. P.J. [Provincial court of Alberta, Calgary – January, 2011

Client was a passenger in a motor vehicle stopped by the police as a result of an impaired driving complaint. The police observed a crack pipe protruding from beneath the front passenger seat so they searched the vehicle and occupants. A search of the vehicle revealed the presence of 2 ounces of crack cocaine and related paraphernalia. Client was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking; a plea of not guilty was entered and the matter scheduled for trial. The prosecution against our client was eventually killed/ terminated by way of a stay of proceedings .