Pot Growing Charges Dropped After Cop Lied to Get a Warrant

Charges have been dropped against the Markham marijuana grow operator whose house was raided after a Peel police officer used misleading information to obtain a search warrant and lied about his investigation.

Last month, Superior Court Judge Gordon Lemon ruled that Peel police Const. Aamer Merchant “misled” a justice of the peace to obtain the warrant, then “lied” about his investigation on the stand.

Monday morning, the federal Crown dropped charges of producing and possessing cannabis for the purpose of trafficking because there was no reasonable prospect of conviction without the evidence collected in the raid.

It’s unclear whether Merchant will face any discipline for his actions.

– Read the entire article at The Toronto Sun.