All drug charges have been dropped after our defence lawyers successfully argued that the prosecution evidence against our client was not strong enough to go to a jury trial.
Our client is a 42 year old man from Waterloo who was suspected of being part of a criminal syndicate that supplied drugs including heroin and ‘ecstacy’ from at least early 2013.
Police set up a surveillance operation in May 2013 that intercepted phone calls between our client and others allegedly involved in that syndicate.
Those intercepts allegedly established that our client was a ‘drug runner’ who sold drugs on behalf of those higher in the syndicate.
Video surveillance also allegedly captured him selling drugs on at least two occasions.
Our client and two other syndicate members were later arrested and charged with various drug offences – our client was charged with supplying heroin on 10th and 31st July 2013.
After several months of intense fighting, our Senior Criminal Defence Team was able to convince the prosecution that the evidence was insufficient to prove the charges against our client beyond reasonable doubt.
All charges against him were then withdrawn.
The two ‘co-accused’ are represented by other criminal law firms who have not been able to have their clients’ cases dropped.
Those clients are now facing an expensive, lengthy and risky District Court trial unless they plead guilty to their charges.