Possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking is most commonly known as drug trafficking. The Crown Prosecutor must prove that the accused had possession of the controlled substance and it was possessed for the purpose of trafficking rather than personal consumption. Often, the element of trafficking is made out through police undercover purchases from the seller. Trafficking can also be inferred by the quantity of drugs seized. The greater the quantity seized, the greater the punishment if convicted.


The most common controlled substances are:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • GHB
  • Ecstasy
  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl

Being convicted of drug trafficking carries lengthy jail sentences up to life imprisonment. Most often, the drugs are seized from the accused’s home or vehicle after lengthy police investigations. As a result, most defences to trafficking charges relate to issues with the police investigation including the lawfulness of the search and seizure.

Drug trafficking is an incredibly complex area of law often involving wiretap, confidential informants, undercover police officers and Charter issues relating to the law on search and seizure. Due to its complexity, it is important to have a highly skilled defence lawyer by your side. Cory Wilson has significant experience representing individuals charged with drug trafficking ranging from street-level dial-a-dope operations to seizures of massive quantities of drugs worth millions of dollars.

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