Constitutional Challenge Shaping Up in Nova Scotia Marijuana Case

Article by Harry Sullivan, Truro Daily News

Constitutional challenge shaping up in marijuana case

The defence lawyer for a former Bible Hill marijuana dispensary owner has served notice of intent to pursue a Charter of Rights challenge to the man’s drug charges.

Ricky Joseph Leclerc, 51, of Upper Kennetcook, is facing numerous drug charges following two raids that were carried out at his marijuana dispensary on Pictou Road in September and again in March.

LeClerc has pled not guilty to the September charges and is scheduled for trial on Jan. 7 and 9, 2019.

“I will be proceeding on that date,” Halifax defence lawyer Alexander Mackillop said, via telephone link in provincial court in Truro, Wednesday. “I may be putting forward a constitutional challenge and I may be using those dates to argue the constitutional challenge,” he said.

LeClerc was charged in September with trafficking in marijuana and cannabis resin and with possessing marijuana and cannabis resin for the purpose of trafficking.

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