Career criminal given four year sentence

Chadwick Walter Ross's convictions date back to 1994

Career criminal Chadwick Walter Ross, 39, was sentenced to four and a half years, minus 19 months’ credit for time already served in jail, for his role in robbing a man, possessing stolen property in a Langley storage unit, as well as carrying loaded guns.

Ross was sentenced on Dec. 16, 2014 by Provincial Court Judge Michael Hicks in Surrey. This will be Ross’s first federal sentence since his life in crime started in 1994.

He pleaded guilty to robbing a man in Langley in November 2013, and possessing stolen property and being in possession of a loaded gun.

Carrying a loaded weapon carries a minimum three-year jail sentence. Ross was already under a lifetime time ban not to possess guns.

According to court documents, Ross’s girlfriend drove with the victim, Paul Lauzon, to his home.

When Lauzon got out of the vehicle at the gate of the driveway to unlock it, someone struck him in the face.

A bag belonging to Lauzon containing drugs and cash were taken.

Several people were involved in the assault and robbery, including Ross, who shared in the contents of the bag.

Ross had rented a storage locker in Langley.

A search warrant was obtained for that locker and items, including jewelry, five rifles, .22 calibre ammunition, business cards and a ceremonial Samurai sword, all belonging to an Andrew Dollman, were found inside.

Police put Ross under surveillance, and arrested him at a Langley gas station a few days later where he was found with a bag containing a .357 semi-automatic handgun with a bullet loaded in the chamber and eight more bullets in the magazine.

At the time of the search, Ross said he bought the stolen property from Lauzon to support his drug habit.

His convictions began in 1994.

He has struggled with cocaine, crack cocaine and methamphetamine addiction since a young age. His addiction has fueled his criminal activity.

With over a year in custody, Ross is now clean and addressing his recovery.

He apologized for his crimes during his sentencing.

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