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Traffic Marijuana — Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer

Client:  S.B., Accused
Complainants:  undercover Toronto Police Service officers
Charges:  possess for the purpose of trafficking; traffic marijuana

The Queen v. S.B.
Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto
Justice Jewitt
(withdrawn: 22 March 2002)

Crown:   Mr. Devlin, Assistant Crown Attorney, Toronto
Defence:  Craig Penney, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Toronto

¶ 1  CROWN:  The next matter on the counsel list is S.B., lines 26 to 28 on page 2.

¶ 2  MR PENNEY:  Ms S.B. is coming forward, I see the brief just to my friend's right there. This is a matter where Ms S.B. has completed Diversion on the simple-possession charge.

¶ 3  CROWN:  Just a moment's indulgence. Can the Court tell me if the Information reflects Ms S.B. is charged only with the simple possession?

¶ 4  MR PENNEY:  No, she is charged with trafficking, possession for the purpose, and simple possession. I had a pre-trial with Ms Hayes on Monday. She indicated that she would divert the simple possession. The other two would be withdrawn upon completion of the Diversion.

¶ 5  CLERK:  The simple possession of marijuana is count 3.

¶ 6  CROWN:  Yes, that's correct. Ms S.B. has completed Diversion, and pursuant to the agreement Ms Hayes has with my friend, I would ask that the charges against this young lady be withdrawn.

¶ 7  THE COURT:  All three counts?

¶ 8  CROWN:  Yes, please.

¶ 9  THE COURT:  All right.

¶ 10  MR PENNEY:  Thank you, Your Worship. I thank you my friend.