Judge rules Char­ter rights vi­o­lated in phar­macy break-in case

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Some ev­i­dence linked to the ar­rest of four peo­ple charged with break­ing into a phar­macy in Old Per­li­can will need to be ex­cluded if the case goes to trial.

That was the de­ci­sion Judge Bruce Short made Wed­nes­day, Dec. 21 in de­ter­min­ing Char­ter rights were vi­o­lated per­ti­nent to ar­rests and the ex­e­cu­tion of a war­rant.

Alyssa Brid­get Buck­mas­ter, Lai­lynd Vince Grand­bois, Blair Wil­liam Sum­mers and Lloyd Scott White each face mul­ti­ple counts of pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled drug or sub­stance for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing. They also face sin­gle-count charges of break and en­ter, pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled drug or sub­stance, con­spir­acy to com­mit an in­dictable of­fence, pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime, and pos­ses­sion of a break-in in­stru­ment.

A Char­ter ap­pli­ca­tion was filed ear­lier this year, and a two-day hear­ing took place in Novem­ber.

Their case re­turns to Har­bour Grace Provin­cial Court Jan. 19 for a sta­tus up­date.

Sum­mers also faces mul­ti­ple charges in re­la­tion to break-ins at sev­eral other phar­ma­cies in the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion area.

A two-day pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry is sched­uled for March.


Ex­it­ing the for­mer court­house in Har­bour Grace, from the left, are Alyssa Buck­mas­ter, Lai­lynd Grand­bois, Lloyd White and Blair Sum­mers in this 2015 file photo.

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