Saturday, November 14, 2015

HA Drug courier Kurtis Donald Scott pleads guilty

Kurtis Donald Scott has admitted defeat and pleaded guilty to charges arising from a covert police sting. Scott, 43, pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking in cocaine and drug trafficking in benefit of a criminal organization, putting an end to a jury trial that wasn't scheduled to wrap up until late December.

Scott was one of more than a dozen suspects arrested in March 2012 following a 10-month police operation dubbed Operation Flatlined, targeting illegal drug dealing by the Hells Angels and "support group" Redlined.

Scott admitted to stashing and delivering bulk amounts of cocaine on behalf of then Manitoba Hells Angels president Dale Sweeney.
"Sweeney insulated himself by entrusting Scott to stash and deliver cocaine."

Drug operations focused on the Elmwood area, with sales of at least $100,000 a month, according to the agreed statement of facts. The drug "turf" was fiercely defended.