6. Regina v. G.C. [Grande Prairie Court of Queen’s Bench, May 2009]

Client charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking (7 ounces) as a consequence of a police search of client’s motor vehicle. This was another so-called “pipeline” search premised on ostensibly spurious grounds. The police were cross-examined at length at the Preliminary Inquiry held in Fox Creek following which client was committed to stand trial in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Grande Prairie. The search and seizure was challenged on constitutional grounds and with the aid of the preliminary inquiry transcript and a pre-trial conference our client was able to avoid a trail and walked away with a stay of proceedings on all charges.