Judge rules Charter rights violated in pharmacy break-in case
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.