Elizabeth Garcia, of Garden Court’s criminal defence team, represented one of 12 defendants at Winchester Crown Court, alleged to be involved in a large-scale County Lines drugs supply operation.
The Crown’s case is that this was a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in Basingstoke. Ms Garcia made an application to dismiss the case.
Based on careful analysis of phone downloads and cell-site evidence, she was able to show that her Defendant was not involved in the conspiracy. The cell-site evidence was inconsistent with other evidence showing her client could not have been at the location the Prosecution suggested on a number of occasions. The Prosecution reviewed the case against her client and have decided to discontinue the matter before the trial.