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Man resolves some charges

By Jensen, Randy on August 8, 2020.

Tim Kalinowski

Lethbridge Herald


A man facing multiple charges stemming from a roadside Check Stop resolved some of the charges against him in Lethbridge provincial court on Thursday.

Dale Samuel Rombough, 36, of Lethbridge pleaded guilty to possession of small amounts of methamphetamine after the drugs were found in a vehicle the accused was driving on May 31 last year.

Rombough, the court was told, was found in possession of about three grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

With the accused in the vehicle at the time was co-accused Anne Gaffney, who is scheduled to stand trial in November, alongside Rombough, on charges of drug possession, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, stemming from a previous incident on May 15 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.

As part of his release conditions after the Taber incident, Rombough was required to refrain from using intoxicating substances, live at a specific address in Lethbridge, remain inside that address on curfew between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m daily and, most significantly, have no contact with Gaffney, with whom had been in a relationship.

Rombough pleaded guilty on Thursday to breaching all of these conditions since his initial arrest as well as one federal drug possession charge, and one additional provincial charge of possession of 0.1 grams of carfentanil stemming from a separate incident.

Rombough received $400 in fines related to the federal possession charge and a federal breach of conditions charge, $400 in fines for his provincial possession charge related to the carfentanil, and $150 for each of his seven breaches, bringing the total fines levied to $1,850. He was given one year to pay.

-With files from Delon Shurtz

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Drug possession and breaching all conditions of his conditional release cost him $1850. No jail time whatsoever. Talk about a total lack of respect for the law by Mr Rombough and the judge. Pfft.