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Kelowna men among 6 suspects facing drug charges in Alberta

Charges include drug trafficking and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
(ALERT photo)

Two Kelowna men are among a group of six suspects facing charges after investigations lead to the seizure of over $500,000 in drugs and cash.

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) Lloydminster’s Project Deception resulted in the six suspects now facing 30 drug-related charges.

Charges include drug trafficking and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

“Project Deception has been a lengthy, complex investigation, which is reflected in the severity and scope of the charges being laid. These suspects allegedly supplied our communities with harmful drugs and now they will be held accountable before the Courts,” said Sgt. Bruce Maclean, ALERT Lloydminster.

The suspects include:

  • Jason Johnson, 37-year-old from Springbrook, Alta.;
  • Steven Rogan, 32-year-old from Lloydminster;
  • Petar Hristov, 28-year-old from Edmonton;
  • Kulwant Singh Bal, 44-year-old from Kelowna;
  • Gary Dhami, 32-year-old from Kelowna;
  • Nikita Robertson, 26-year-old from Edmonton.

Hristov is believed to have fled the country and his location is unknown. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

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Brittany Webster

About the Author: Brittany Webster

I am a video journalist based in Kelowna and capturing life in the Okanagan
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