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Ontario Court of Appeal overturns drug, firearms convictions due to unlawful search

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 02:18 PM | By Ian Burns

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned the conviction of a Hells Angels member on a multitude of drug and weapons charges after finding police knowingly violated the Charter while conducting a search and seizure, and the trial judge erred in entering the search evidence during trial.

James Lockyer, Lockyer Campbell PosnerThe appeal in R. v. Strauss 2017 ONCA 628, stems from Frank Strauss’ conviction on 17 drug and weapons offences in November 2014 by Justice Gerald E. Taylor of the Superior Court of Justice (R....