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Etheridge Convicted and Sentenced on Charges from Operation B-Tarantula

Twenty-eight-year-old Dustin Etheridge was convicted on a number of criminal charges stemming from a joint RCMP/RNC investigation, Operation B-Tarantula, and was sentenced on September 16.

Etheridge was arrested on May 16, 2018, for conspiracy to commit murder on Bradley John Summers and was charged with a number of offences during the course of the investigation.

Convictions on the charges from Operation B-Tarantula include:

  • conspiracy to commit murder

  • possession of a loaded firearm

  • conspiracy to traffic in cocaine

  • trafficking cocaine

  • possession of proceeds of crime

Etheridge was sentenced to 10 years, less 555 days for time served on remand.

In addition, other orders were imposed including:

  • a submission to the National DNA databank

  • a 10-year Firearms Prohibition, following his release

  • forfeiture of $176,510 cash and various offence-related property, including a firearm

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