An application to exclude evidence from a court martial of a New Brunswick soldier accused of providing cannabis-laced cupcakes to a group of Canadian Armed Forces personnel has been postponed by a military judge.
Bombardier Chelsea Cogswell is charged with ten counts, including eight counts of providing a noxious drug to soldiers during a live-fire training exercise in 2018.
Five soldiers who provided urine samples tested positive for marijuana while the wrapper from one of the cupcakes also tested positive for THC – the main psychoactive compound in cannabis.
Defence lawyer Ian Kasper argued today that the wrapper should be excluded as evidence because he said one wrapper is not an indication of what may or may not have been found on other wrappers.
He says other wrappers were collected but have disappeared because of what he calls unacceptable negligence.
Military Judge Cmdr. Sandra Sukstorf is to rule on the application Friday, after which the prosecution and defence are expected to present closing arguments.
Source_ the Canadian press