Mandeep Singh Chehil v. Her Majesty the Queen (January 22, 2013)
Case # 34524
The appellant was arrested after a police sniffer dog found a large quantity of cocaine in his suitcase at the Halifax airport. At trial, the drugs were excluded as evidence and the appellant was acquitted. The judge held that the search violated the appellant’s Charter rights.
Benjamin Cain MacKenzie v. Her Majesty the Queen (January 22, 2013)
Case # 34397
After being stopped for speeding, police officers became suspicious that the appellant possessed a controlled substance. The officers had their sniffer dog conduct a search of his vehicle and found a large quantity of marijuana. The judge held the search was unreasonable and excluded the evidence. The Court of Appeal overturned the decision and remitted the case to the Court of Queen’s bench for a trial on evidence.