Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Calgary on the bleeding edge in garbage-snooping case

This case will bear watching if your sleuth is ever going to snoop in Canada:

The highlight of the Supreme Court's fall term could well turn out to be garbage. One of the most intriguing cases the court will hear revolves around the extent to which an individual can expect garbage to be private.

The case arose in Calgary when police successfully obtained a search warrant based on the contents of garbage from behind Russell Patrick's home - including materials normally associated with home ecstasy labs.