Trial underway for Robertsons facing several charges

By Chad Klassen
January 25, 2016 - 12:07pm Updated: January 25, 2016 - 5:51pm

KAMLOOPS — The trial for a Kamloops couple facing several charges related to firearms and possession of stolen property is underway at B.C. Supreme Court.

Jason Robertson pled not guilty to all 10 charges he's facing Monday morning at Supreme Court. Robertson was one of seven people arrested in may 2014 when Kamloops RCMP seized drugs, including cocaine and marijuana, firearms, money, and thousands of dollars worth of electronics. 

Police executed search warrants on three Kamloops homes owned by Robertson. According to police, the bust was tied to a gang-affiliated drug ring, and at the time hells angels logos could be seen on some of the seized items.

Robertson is facing five counts of possessing a weapon obtained through offence -two counts of possessing stolen property and one count of careless use of a firearm. His wife, Sarah Robertson, is facing eight charges and pled not guilty as well.

Opening statements aren't expected until later this week, but defence will argue the searches violated the rights of the accused, including failure to knock and announce, damage to the property, and unauthorization to seize certain items. The trial is schedule for the next two weeks in Supreme Court.

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