Vernon man faces drug charges in Alberta

Suspect has not been located and a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for his arrest

A Vernon man is being sought in an alleged case of drug trafficking in Alberta.

Thomas John Ross, 46, is alleged to have supplied large quantities of marijuana to Alberta and he now faces charges of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

According to the Calgary Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, Ross has not been located and a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

In relation to the same case, 17 charges have been laid against two Alberta brothers.

Rodney Garinger, 45, from Calgary, and Kevin Garinger, 43, from Lethbridge, face charges of keeping a common gaming house, bookmaking, recording or registering bets, making bets in person, making bets over the phone, drug trafficking (marijuana), conspiracy to traffic (cocaine) and possession of the proceeds of crime.

CFSEU alleges that during a recent 40-day period, the brothers profited $65,000 on hockey and football bets.

Investigators also seized 10 pounds of marijuana, which had a street value of more than $45,000.

The multi-agency investigation took 21 months to complete.

 

 

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