The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has overturned the eight-year sentence of a man convicted of drug trafficking and illegal firearms possession under the Good Samaritan Act, marking one of the first decisions of its kind in Canada.

The Good Samaritan Act, which has been in place for six years, protects people from prosecution if they were charged as a result of seeking assistance for someone in need of medical attention and remaining with them at the scene.

That was the case brought before Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Justice Robert Leurer regarding the conviction of Paul Eric Wilson.

On Sept. 10, 2020, Wilson was arrested while driving a car with three other passengers in Vanscoy, Sask., according to court documents obtained by CBC News.

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