News ChargesAgainst Tommie Campbell DROPPED

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  1. Seeker1

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    Stamps’ Tommie Campbell says drug charges against him have been dropped

    Posted on April 3, 2017 by Drew Edwards // 2 Comments

    According to Calgary Stampeders defensive back Tommie Campbell, all charges against him have been dropped.

    Campbell was arrested in January after police obtained a search warrant for his mother’s home in his hometown of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania and allegedly found crack cocaine and a quantity of cash inside a Calgary Stampeders’ backpack. According to a local paper, he faced 21 counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver, plus 10 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of flight to avoid apprehension and one of tampering with evidence.

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    Well, if the report is true, that's certainly good news for Campbell personally, and (for more selfish reasons as a Calgary fan), for the Stampeders as well.

    Whatever evidence the authorities in Pennsylvania had gathered, someone at the District Attorney level obviously decided the likelihood of conviction was not sufficient to proceed with it to trial, and that's all it takes.

    Despite initial indications to the contrary, Campbell may be entirely innocent of any wrongdoing, or perhaps he is simply fortunate that the proper evidence could not be gathered, but in either case, the result is the same.

    If criminal charges have been dropped, it means he has had the benefit of the examination by the prosecution of the evidence against him, and the matter has thereby received 'due process' under the justice system.

    Which, more simply stated, means if the burden of proof for conviction cannot be met, he is entitled to the benefit of any doubt which arises, even if the decision is made before the matter ever sees the inside of a courtroom.

    Looks like we'll likely see you in May, after all, Tommie. ;)


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    Nice job, counselor!
     

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