Thursday, February 21, 2019

Man beats rap for 27,500 fentanyl pills - sitting dog

A B.C. judge recently threw out the case against a man charged with trafficking 27,500 fentanyl pills. He said it wasn’t clear if the drug sniffing police dog sat or not.

A video shows the entirety of the traffic stop. If the dog properly sat down, it would have indicated the dog was “in odour,” meaning it had found drugs. Since the dog was only shown in a “partial form of ‘alert,’” there wasn’t reasonable grounds to search the vehicle. Because of this, all evidence collected after the charter breach had to be thrown out.