Ex Edmonton police officer found guilty of drug trafficking
A former member of the Edmonton Police Service’s Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit has been found guilty of two counts of trafficking steroids.
Det. Greg Lewis was one of two officers identified in an ASIRT investigation. He and Darren French were charged in March of 2016.
Several witnesses in Lewis’ trial described purchasing steroids from the accused. They gave accounts where the drugs were placed in lockers and gym bags.
French pleaded guilty to his charges in June of 2016.
He was sentenced to 18 months probation, 240 hours of community service and was given a $1,500 fine.
An ASIRT investigation was launched in April 2013 when the Edmonton Police Service learned one EPS officer sold anabolic steroids to other officers of the police service between 2006 and 2010.
“This was an extremely complex and sensitive investigation that involved numerous witnesses, many of whom were police officers,” ASIRT said.
The investigation identified six officers believed to have purchased steroids from Lewis and French.
Lewis has not been sentenced. After the judge read his decision, Lewis’ lawyer told court that he may make a Jordan application.
The Supreme Court of Canada’s Jordan decision set guidelines on how long was too long for a court case. If the process drags on for too long, the case could be thrown out.
A Jordan application hearing or a sentencing hearing for Lewis is expected later this spring.
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