A Nova Scotia judge has thrown out some significant pieces of evidence in the drug trafficking trial of a doctor accused of prescribing 50,000 opioid pills to a hospital patient.
Dr. Sarah Dawn Jones was in Bridgewater provincial court on Friday when Judge Timothy Landry ruled that three pieces of evidence the Crown wanted to use in her case would violate her charter right against self-incrimination.
Jones has pleaded not guilty to charges including possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, drawing a document without authority and fraud.
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