Friday, January 20, 2017

Former Kamloops Mountie Randi Love gets conditional discharge for cocaine possession

Despite having pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, a former Kamloops police officer will not have a criminal record — if she keeps her nose clean for 12 months. Randi Love was handed a conditional discharge with a year-long probation term, less than two weeks after she entered a guilty plea to a single count of possessing cocaine. Love had been scheduled to stand trial on three charges of trafficking cocaine.

“I’ve been through a lot in this process. My name was smeared through the media. . . . I’ve created a lot of stress and embarrassment for myself, my family and my fiancé.”
Randi Lynne Love resigned from the national police force in January 2016.
A former high-profile Kamloops Mountie accused of dealing drugs while a member of the national police force has yet to show up in person for a court appearance. Randi Love is facing three counts of trafficking cocaine. Her matters were on the docket in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday, but a lawyer appeared on her behalf.

Charges were laid against the 40-year-old in May. The allegations date back to three dates in June 2015, when Love was still employed as an RCMP constable, but was on injury leave.

Randi Love
A former Kamloops police officer has been charged with three counts of cocaine trafficking — with allegations she was selling the drugs while still employed as a Mountie. Randi Love, who has since retired from the RCMP, is accused of dealing cocaine on three occasions last June, while still a member of the RCMP.

According to court documents, the 40-year-old allegedly trafficked cocaine on June 13, June 22 and June 26.
Love retired from the RCMP after discovering she was the subject of a drug-trafficking investigation. This is not the first time Love has found herself at the center of a criminal proceeding.

In 2013, she was a key witness for the Crown in the fraud trial of her ex-boyfriend, disgraced RCMP Const. Trent Wessner. The two Mounties began living common-law in the summer of 2010.