A Waterloo Man who was found guilty of cocaine possession for the purpose of Trafficking could be walking away scot free with no conviction.
51-Year Old Peter Whitby, a former BlackBerry Senior Operations Manager, was one of three people charged with Possession and Trafficking after police raided several homes in 2015. Whitby was found to be in possession of nearly 10-thousand dollars’ worth of Cocaine after police found it hidden within an ottoman in his basement.
While in court, Whitby declared he had no idea the drugs were there, although he did say he had distributed cocaine to coworkers in the past. Now, his lawyers are arguing the case should be thrown out, since it has been 23 months for the case to go to trial. Supreme Court of Canada Guidelines state that Cass must come to trial within 18 months of an arrest.
A hearing was intended to begin on Monday but was delayed until June 23rd.