Thursday, August 25, 2005
MONTREAL -- Bloc Pot and Marijuana Party Founder and President Marc St-Maurice was found guilty of marijuana possession at the Montreal Courthouse Thursday morning.
The 36-year-old activist was arrrested in March 2004 at the Chez Marijane coffee shop during a "bring your own joint" night in Montreal.
St-Maurice said his arrest was illegal because the police officers infiltrated the party by paying a membership fee.
St-Maurice said his arrest breached the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Quebec Court Judge Andre Perreault rejected St-Marice's arguments and fined him $300.
St-Maurice and his lawyer Julius Grey plan to appeal the ruling.