Alberta border blockade cases delayed: Lawyers waiting for RCMP evidence

Four men charged with conspiracy to commit murder after being arrested at a border blockade in southern Alberta are to return to court next month when their lawyers have received more information.

Christopher Lysak, who is 48, is also charged with uttering threats, possession of a weapon, and mischief to property over $5,000.

Lysak — along with Chris Carbert, Anthony Olienick and Jerry Morin — are to return to Lethbridge provincial court on April 11.

Crown prosecutor Aaron Rankin says he expected RCMP to provide additional evidence about the case by the end of this week.

Carbert and Olienick have indicated they are both getting new lawyers before the next appearance.

A protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other pandemic restrictions went on for almost three weeks on the U.S. border near Coutts, Alta., last month.

Arrests were made after RCMP found a cache of long guns, handguns, body armour, large amounts of ammunition and high-capacity magazines in three trailers.

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