Douglas Garland parole docs show past drugtrafficking charges, mental health concerns


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An Alberta man waiting for a jury’s verdict lived under an assumed name and did time for drug trafficking years before facing first-degree murder charges in the deaths of a couple and their grandson.

Douglas Garland, 57, was the oldest of three children born to Archie and Doreen Garland and grew up on a small farm near Airdrie, Alta., north of Calgary.