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Court of Appeal sets aside conviction, orders new trial in drug possession case

Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 11:56 AM | By Tom Venetis

The Ontario Court of Appeal on May 5 set aside a man's conviction for cocaine possession and ordered a new trial after ruling that he received ineffective trial counsel.

Soheil Baharloo appealed his conviction for possession of 11.2 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking entered on Dec. 11, 2013, by Justice Peter Hockin of the Superior Court of Justice sitting with a jury.

 

Baharloo was a passenger in the rear seat of a car that was stopped by police on Oct. 16, 2011,...