Randi Love, seen here at a 2008 press conference, was a member of the Kamloops RCMP in June 2015, when it is alleged she was selling cocaine. Love will appear in Kamloops provincial court on June 16.
KTW file photo
Randi Love, who has since retired from the RCMP, is accused of dealing cocaine on three occasions last June, while still a member of the national police force.
According to court documents, the 40-year-old allegedly trafficked cocaine on June 13, June 22 and June 26.
KTW has learned Love retired from the RCMP in recent months after discovering she was the subject of a drug-trafficking investigation.
This is not the first time Love has found herself at the centre of a criminal proceeding.
In 2013, she was a key witness for the Crown in the fraud trial of her ex-boyfriend, disgraced RCMP Const. Trent Wessner.
Wessner was convicted, based largely on Love’s testimony, of bilking Costco out of $400 after ordering home-theatre equipment and claiming it was never delivered.
During the trial, Wessner claimed Love pinned the fraud on him out of revenge following a nasty breakup.
At the time, court heard Wessner left his job with the RCMP and had found work as a railway conductor.
Love suffered an injury on the job and had been on medical leave from the RCMP for some time before she is alleged to have trafficked cocaine, KTW has learned.
In 2008, her policing duties included media relations and she was, at times, the public face of the Kamloops RCMP detachment.
Love is expected to make her first appearance on the drug charges in Kamloops provincial court on