CDSA: s.4(1) – Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)
My client was visiting an inmate at the Drumheller Penitentiary. When passing through their scanning instruments, he was found to have had recent contact with certain drugs, including opiates and morphine. A service dog was dispatched and demonstrated interest in his pockets, so my client was searched. A subsequent search of his vehicle in the parking lot revealed a couple of grams of marijuana.
I negotiated with the federal Crown the withdrawal of this charge on the basis of the search of his vehicle being highly suspect. No criminal conviction.