Pot activist convicted of possession

Local pot activist and former political candidate Tim Felger has been convicted of possession of marijuana

  • Jun. 26, 2013 1:00 p.m.
Tim Felger

Tim Felger

Pot activist Tim Felger, a former political candidate in Abbotsford, has been convicted of possession of marijuana.

On June 21 in provincial court in New Westminster, a jury found Felger guilty of possession, but not guilty on the more serious charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

No sentencing date has been set at this time, but it is unlikely that Felger will see any jail time, according to his lawyer Ken Beach. In an email, Felger said his legal team will present a “post-verdict application for entrapment.”

Felger added that his conviction will “soon be squashed because of the entrapment.” Hed has already been successful in having other charges against him dropped.

Last month, a judge ruled that police breached Felger’s rights when an undercover officer entered his Das Bhang store/office in Mission in 2011, and gathered evidence which was used to obtain a search warrant. The results of the search, in part, led to Felger’s arrest.