The police pulled over a vehicle in which the client was a passenger. Another officer arrived and said that he could smell marihuana wafting from the vehicle. The client and driver were arrested and significant quantities of marihauna, cocaine and morphine were found in a bag between the client’s feet on the floor of the vehicle. Client was charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking. Mr. van der Walle was able to discover some “irregularities” (to put it mildly) in the police officer’s investigative file. A few days before the preliminary inquiry was set to begin the Crown stayed the proceedings (effectively killing the case) on the basis that the police officer lacked credibility and had likely violated the client’s constitutional rights by arresting him. No trial necessary all charges dropped.