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Drug trafficking conviction upheld in B.C. Court of Appeal

A “to do” note with the caretaker of a marijuana grow-op in Langley’s name on it was at the centre of a losing appeal in court on May 8.

Christina Marie Black had been convicted of production and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, after being arrested at a grow- op on a Langley property her fiance owned.

The trial included evidence of the police search warrant finding marijuana, equipment and a “to do” note left for Black in one of the outbuildings containing the grow-op.

Black was seen by officers leaving one of the buildings that housed a grow-op.

In appeal court, Black argued that the note shouldn’t have been accepted as circumstantial evidence because the note was addressed to “Chrissy.” The judge took that to be Black.

Three judges of the B.C. Court of Appeal agreed the note was acceptable as evidence, and Black’s conviction was upheld.

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