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Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is an Act respecting the control of certain drugs, their precursors and other substances and to amend certain other Acts and repeal the Narcotic Control Act in consequence thereof. Our criminal defence lawyers routinely defend drug charges in Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Toronto, Vaughan, Newmarket, Orangeville, Hamilton, Barrie, Collingwood, and Wasaga Beach. If you have been charged with a drug offence, we offer free consultations and will evaluate your case for free. Contact our criminal lawyers by phone today.

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Possession of Cocaine or Heroin

Governed under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Section 4(1) makes this a hybrid offence. Summarily, a first offence may be up to 6 months imprisonment/$1,000 fine. By indictment, it could be up to 7 yrs.

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Possession of Marijuana or Hashish (up to 1gm)

The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Section 4(1) makes this a a Summary offence. The maximum penalty is up to 6 months imprisonment/$1000 fine. Refer to Cannabis Act.

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Possession of amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin

Governed under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Section 4(1) makes this a hybrid offence. On a Summary election, the penalty is 6 months or $1000 fine. By indictment, the maximum is 3 yrs.

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Trafficking or possession of Marihuana or Hashish (up to 3 kgs)

Governed under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Section 5 makes possession of trafficking an indictable offence. The maximum penalty is up to 5 years imprisonment.

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Production of Drugs

Governed under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Section 7 makes this an offence. Depending on the drugs, the penalty could be up to life imprisonment.

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Cultivation of Marijuana

Governed under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Section 7 makes this an indictable offence, with a maximum jail penalty of 14 years.

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Importing, exporting Heroin or Cocaine (more than one kg.)

Governed under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Section 6 makes this a serious offence, with a mandatory minimum penalty of 2 years jail upon a finding of guilt.

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Importing, exporting marijuana or hashish, or up to one kg. of heroin or cocaine

A mandatory minimum penalty of 1 year jail if the offence was committed for trafficking, abusing a position of trust or authority, or access to a restricted area and use of area.

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Drug Cases in the News

  Jul 31, 2014 Sun News QMI Agency

Family charged in Ontario drug trafficking ring

An Ontario family will have plenty to discuss at the next reunion after four members were arrested Wednesday in a drug raid, accused of running a weed-peddling ring...

  Jul 29, 2014 The Canadian Press

18 people face 73 charges in central Ontario drug investigation

Investigators say drugs including cocaine, hashish and marijuana were seized, along with $100,000 in cash, a number of weapons, nine vehicles, a trailer and a boat...

  Sep 29, 2014 The Canadian Press

Man, woman face charges after police seize drugs in Meaford, Ont.

A man and a woman are facing drug possession and trafficking charges after a police raid in southern Ontario...

  May 22, 2014 Waterloo Region Records

Kitchener men among charged in Mexico-Ontario drug pipelines

Two Kitchener men are charged after police say they busted drug trafficking rings in southern Ontario that were importing cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico...

  Sep 22, 2013 CHCH

Niagara arrests in drug, money laundering ring

It’s a major international drug trafficking ring that originated in South America and Mexico and ended up in Southern Ontario. This morning, more than 200 officers across Southern Ontario, led by...

  Aug 1, 2014 City News

Police Arrest 5, Seize Cocaine In Drug Bust

Ontario Provincial Police are searching for a suspect who fled the scene when police emergency response and tactical teams were executing a search warrant on a residence in...

  Aug 7, 2014 The Canadian Press

Brampton man among 3 arrested after drugs found in rice sacks from India

Three Ontario residents are facing charges after police say they found large amounts of a “rave” drug and an amphetamine precursor hidden in rice sacks shipped from India...

  Aug 7, 2014 The Canadian Press

Eleven Ontario residents arrested after $78-million worth of illegal drugs seized

Eleven Ontario residents were arrested after millions of dollars worth of drugs destined for Canada were seized through a years-long joint investigation between several law enforcement agencies...

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