Man found guilty for drug trafficking wants evidence excluded

An application to exclude voir dire evidence was denied in Penticton Supreme Court.

PENTICTON - Defense counsel made an application for exclusion of evidence used in the trial of a Surrey man found guilty earlier this month of cocaine possession with intent to sell.

Graham V. Jordan was found guilty during a trial in Penticton Supreme Court, May 5 and 6 by Justice Selwyn Romilly.

Jordan was arrested by highway patrol after Const. Ryan McLeod found over one kilo of cocaine in Jordan’s car. Jordan was originally pulled over for excessive speeding, but McLeod eventually searched the car for drugs after he found small amounts of heroin on Jordan’s person.

Defence counsel Brian Jackson made the application to exclude evidence “obtained as a result of a search of the accused and his motor vehicle,” according to the document.

Defence argued McLeod had no reasonable grounds to search the passengers or the vehicle.

Romilly dismissed the application and Jordan was found guilty of his charges. Sentencing has yet to take place.

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