In previous posts we have written about situations in which people have been charged with drug crimes after being caught in possession of the drugs. While this is certainly a situation where someone could face and arrest and drug charge, as a recent arrest made by Toronto police illustrates, one need not have the drugs on his or her person to be arrested for drug trafficking.Police were called to a courier company after an employee became suspicious about a package that was dropped off, likely to be shipped to Edmonton. When the 28-year-old man who brought the first package returned with another one, he was arrested. Police claim to have recovered a total of $175,000 in cash as well as ketamine and cocaine with a street value of $550,000 from the packages.The man now faces criminal charges including the following:
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking.
- Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime.