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, 2020.
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 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
Both the RCMP and RNC welcome the convictions and thank other police partners who assisted in the investigation: RCMP New Brunswick, RCMP Nova Scotia, RCMP Quebec and York Regional Police.