Friday, August 14, 2015

Hells Angels lose appeals connected to Fort McMurray cocaine trade

Alberta’s top court has rejected the appeals of two Edmonton Hells Angels and convicted them of additional crimes connected to the cocaine trade in Fort McMurray.
The Court of Appeal of Alberta rejected the appeals of John Reginald Alcantara and Alan Peter Knapczyk, after their 2012 convictions for protecting a cocaine business from competitors and theft.
In September 2012, both were sentenced to a decade in prison on charges of conspiring to traffic cocaine and conspiring to traffic cocaine for the benefit of a criminal organization.At the time, Knapczyk was a Hells Angels member and Alcantara was a prospect.

Jeffrey Mark Caines was given a 14-year sentence after pleading guilty to being head of a massive drug trafficking operation in Fort McMurray
The kingpin of the cocaine-dealing organization was Jeffrey Mark Caines, who was originally charged with the pair after an RCMP investigation involving wiretaps and surveillance ended in 2006.

Caines was tried separately, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 years in prison in October 2011.

Cecil (Kristian) MacEachern is from Glace Bay, Cape Breton