Charges Withdrawn at Prelim on Sophisticated Marijuana Grow-Op


CDSA: s.7(1) – Production (Marijuana Grow Op), s.5(2) – Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking


My client was involved in a marijuana grow operation, located within one of his barns on his rural property. Police found a sophisticated grow-op, consisting of equipment, drug paraphernalia and 63 marijuana plants. He has a criminal record, which included one prior conviction for drug trafficking.


On the day scheduled for the Preliminary Inquiry, I convinced the Crown that there was insufficient evidence to warrant committing this matter to trial. He agreed and withdrew all charges against my client. No criminal convictions.