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Former Kamloops mountie charged with dealing drugs elects trial by judge and jury

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October 13, 2016 - 9:34 AM

KAMLOOPS - The former Kamloops RCMP officer charged with trafficking cocaine on the job has elected to have her case brought before a judge and jury.

Randi Love didn't appear in Kamloops Provincial Court today, Oct. 13, but her defence lawyer Brad Smith made the election on her behalf.

Crown had asked the court for another adjournment, but Smith instead asked for a preliminary inquiry to be scheduled. If Love is committed for trial after the preliminary hearing, it's anticipated she will enter a not guilty plea, he says.

This comes after several adjournments in Love's case which has been before the court since this summer.

Love is charged with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance. The alleged offences took place while she was working as a Mountie.

The RCMP first became aware of the allegations in July 2015. An investigation was launched and she was suspended from duty the next month.

Love submitted her discharge papers in October 2015.

A date for her preliminary hearing will be scheduled next week.

Find past stories on this case here.

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