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With all the politicians who have recently come out and admitted to using drugs, it is no wonder that many people in Mississauga believe a marijuana charge is not a big deal. Unfortunately, that is not always true, especially if an individual is also being charged with something else. Not only can a conviction for possession of marijuana create a criminal record, lead to fines or possibly jail time, but it can also limit one’s ability to find work, buy or rent a home, or even travel to the United States and other countries. With such serious consequences, fighting a drug charge is something best done under the direction of a criminal defence lawyer.
For the seven people recently arrested following a drug raid in Mississauga, consulting a lawyer should be one of their first moves, as they are at risk of severe consequences if they are convicted of the 98 charges they are facing.
The four men and three women, ages 25 to 53, were arrested at a raid in the area near Hurontario Street and Dundas Street West. Toronto police were working with the Peel Regional Police during the raid, and they reported finding weapons, ammunition and empty magazines along with the narcotics. In addition to the marijuana, police also recovered cocaine.
The seven individuals arrested, four of whom are from Mississauga, are facing 98 charges. Charges include unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted weapon, cocaine possession, and marijuana possession.
Source: The Globe and Mail, “Seven people face 98 charges in Mississauga drug bust; Loaded AK-47 seized: police,” 6 Jan. 2014