11. Regina v. J.C. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – June 2010]

Client charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking as a consequence of police surveillance of a suspected drug transaction and the subsequent search of client’s motor vehicle. Problematic witnesses germane to the alleged drug transaction presented the Crown with insurmountable challenges. The warrantless search and seizure from the motor vehicle was also attacked on constitutional grounds. The Crown killed the prosecution in its entirety within 48 hours of commencement of trial proceedings.