No charges for purchasing dope
Jul 31, 2012 / 5:00 am
Reporter Kelly Hayes will keep his clean record.
Hayes, who purchased a baggie of marijuana as part of an undercover news report which aired on Castanet last week, will not be charged with purchasing, or possessing the illegal drug.
"After consultation with Crown Counsel, it has been determined that no charges will be recommended against the local media reporter who purchased marijuana as part of an investigative report," says Clark.
"He now fully understands that he had no legal authority to possess a controlled substance, regardless of his intentions, and that future actions may result in criminal charges."
Hayes went undercover to expose a drug operation in a Kelowna home which, ironically, was owned by the city.
After Castanet ran the expose, the RCMP raided the home.
Two people face charges of trafficking after police confiscated 340 grams of marijuana was seized.
A third person faces possession charges.
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