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When police make an arrest and there is an apparent abundance of physical evidence, it is an alarming turn of events for the accused. However, all suspects are presumed innocent unless proved otherwise; this is an important fact to remember during the aftermath of an arrest. Physical evidence abounded when two men and a woman were arrested in Toronto recently, and the trio now face various weapons and drug trafficking charges.
As part of an ongoing investigation in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area, officers followed up a lead into alleged cocaine trafficking in the area on April 4. A 38-year-old Mississauga man and a 56-year-old Toronto resident were arrested together in Toronto. Both men went quietly. Officers reported finding 4.2 kilograms of cocaine in the possession of the two men, with a estimated value of $418,000.
Continuing with the investigation, officers executed a warrant in a Toronto home. In the home, police found a loaded firearm. The officers arrested a 38-year-old woman, who was in the home at the time, and charged her with multiple offences, including careless storage of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm. The younger man now faces a charge of cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking, while the older man faces several charges including trafficking in a controlled substance and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
The situation may seem hopeless after an arrest for drug trafficking, especially when there is physical evidence allegedly present. It is important not to give up hope, but rather to take action as soon as possible. A determined Toronto criminal defence lawyer can help with the pursuit of a fair trial, and ensure a person’s rights are upheld at all times.
Source: insauga.com, “Mississauga Man Arrested in Connection with Drug and Gun Investigation”, Ashley Newport, April 8, 2017