A Timely Exit

A charge of Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking against our client was withdrawn after we were able to convince the Crown there was no reasonable prospect of conviction.

Mr. S. had been an occupant of a car the police followed into a highway truckstop.  As soon as the car came to a stop, he got out and went into the truckstop restaurant.  Immediately afterwards, the police surrounded the car and ordered the other occupants out of the vehicle.  One of them is alleged to have been seen tossing a bag containing one-half pound of cocaine from the vehicle.

There was, however, no evidence our client was aware of the drug's presence when he had been in the vehicle, nor could he be deemed to have control of it because he had not been operating the vehicle.

Possession in criminal law means having knowledge and control over a particular illegal substance.

There was no evidence our client had either.

 

 

Reid Rusonik can be contacted at (416) 598-5252 or Rusonik@criminaltriallawyers.ca

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