Not Guilty of Drug Trafficiking — R. v. G.A.

G. A. was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.  He was stopped by the police as he was riding his bicycle. Initially, the police said that they thought he was violating his bail and he was arrested.  In fact, he was following the terms of his bail at the time. At the police station, the police found an ounce of cocaine hidden on his person. Before the trial MF filed a charter challenge, arguing that the police violated G.A.’s rights by stopping and detaining him unlawfully.  At the conclusion of the charter challenge, the judge excluded the cocaine from the evidence and acquitted G.A.