Civil Forfeiture in Alberta

Governed by Alberta’s Victims Restitution and Compensation Payment Act, SA 2001, c V-3.5

Alberta (Minister of Justice and Attorney General) v. Sykes, 2011 ABCA 191

The Minister of Justice applied for forfeiture of the Defendant’s vehicle after he sold the illicit drug Ketamine to an undercover police officer on three occasions. Continue reading

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Alberta (Justice and Attorney General) v. Pazder, 2010 ABCA 183

This case involved a truck which was used to transport chemicals to an apparent methamphetamine lab, together with $22,000 in cash found in the Defendant’s home. Continue reading

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Alberta (Minister of Justice and Attorney General) v. Clarke, 2009 ABQB 518

In the Clarke case, the Defendant Clinton Constantine Clarke was the sole registered owner of a 2003 GMC Yukon, and was caught by an undercover police officer using the vehicle to deal cocaine. On this basis, the vehicle was found … Continue reading

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Alberta (Justice and Attorney General) v. Chan, 2009 ABQB 311

In the Chan case, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench ordered forfeiture of a 2003 Nissan Sentra which had been used in a drug trafficking operation. The Defendant had been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and could not attend the civil forfeiture hearing because he was incarcerated at the time. Continue reading

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