January 16th, 2021

Trial date set for two facing drug charges

By Shurtz, Delon on May 29, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

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A trial date has been set for two people charged following a drug investigation in Taber a year ago.

Dale Samuel Rombough, 35, and Amy Gaffney, 27, were scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court, but it was vacated after the pair changed their minds about how they want to be tried.

Court was told Rombough and Gaffney, who previously pleaded not guilty to several charges, had originally elected to be tried by Court of Queen’s Bench judge and jury, with a preliminary hearing. They re-elected on Thursday, however, to be tried by a provincial court judge, after charges against a third individual, Kyle Rockenbach, were dropped.

The two accused are scheduled to stand trial Nov. 18 and 20 in Taber on two counts of drug possession, two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and one count of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. Rombough faces an additional charge of failing to comply with an undertaking.

The charges stem from an incident May 15 of last year when a Taber police officer investigated a suspicious man and vehicle in a residential area. Three people were arrested and, during a search, police seized crystal methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine and weapons.

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