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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Bloc Pot leader guilty of drug charge

Montreal Gazette, Canada
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.


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