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Police dragnet sweeps up 33 in Southwestern Ontario

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Wednesday December 31, 2014.

With large-scale drug investigations, there is a risk of innocent people getting caught up in the dragnet. Sometimes police and prosecutors become overzealous and charge people whose only mistake was being in the wrong place at the wrong crime. After all, just because you are in the presence of someone in possession of drugs does not necessarily mean that you are guilty of a drug offence. Thirty-three people have been...
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Stakes are high for defendants in meth lab cases

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation on Thursday December 18, 2014.

The production of methamphetamine is increasingly seen by prosecutors, judges and the general community as a public health issue, and judges are under significant pressure to "send a message" when sentencing people to jail for manufacturing or trafficking meth. Because the household chemicals used in many meth labs can be extremely volatile, fires and explosions sometimes result, and defendants find themselves accused of property-related offences in addition to drug offences....
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Toronto condo explosion due to meth lab, according to police

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation on Thursday November 20, 2014.

A man is dealing with more than burn injuries after an explosion recently blew off the front door of his sixth-floor condo in Toronto's Liberty Village. The 36-year-old has been charged with drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. Specifically, police believe the defendant was operating a meth lab in the residence. The man was reportedly inside the condo when the blast occurred, and he was able to leave the...
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Toronto man arrested after police raid, find drugs and replicas

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Friday May 02, 2014.

This blog often covers stories about individuals who are arrested on and charged with drug crimes, but that is not a monolithic charge -- there are many different charges that fall within the category of drug crimes. Sometimes even small differences in what police find in a raid is enough to enhance a charge. With drug penalties already quite high, having a sentence enhancement for something like being arrested with a...
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