Thursday, October 10, 2019

B.C.’s Court of Appeal smacks dial-a-doper

Cocaine dealer Cheung Wai Wallace Li was not entrapped when police used a telephone number to order drugs from his 'dial-a-dope' operation, B.C.’s Court of Appeal has ruled. He will return to provincial court for sentencing. The court had initially stayed charges due to a finding of entrapment. Cops made 22 drug buys as part of their investigation. Li was involved in 16 of those transactions.

The court said officers didn’t act improperly in calling the number and arranging to meet the accused for the purposes of a drug transaction.
“In any event, the call itself was, in the circumstances, a reasonable investigation, and the resulting drug transaction did not amount to entrapment,” the ruling said.