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Criminal Law - Compelling appearance, detention and release - Arrest - Without a warrant - Reasonable and probable grounds

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused, Quilop, from a conviction for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Police received an anonymous tip the accused was involved in cocaine trafficking. No further details were provided regarding the accused or the informant’s past involvement with police, if any. Police placed the accused under surveillance and observed interaction with another individual suspected of drug trafficking based on a similarly undetailed uncorroborated tip. The following day, police observed the accused have brief meetings with two individuals. After the first meeting,...