|Neil Patrick Cantrill, who goes by 'Nitro' in the Hells Angels Nomad Chapter, has been charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and extortion in connection with an incident in Hope in early August. Stephan Neil Cantrill and Robert Gordon Lowry are also charged.|
The three men face one count each of aggravated assault, kidnapping without the use of a firearm, unlawful confinement, extortion and attempting to choke to overcome resistance.
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| Nine years ago, Neil Patrick Cantrill was accused of large-scale production and distribution of methamphetamine in Alberta, supplying the White Boy Possee. He is a former Rebel, whose last pinch was for illegal possession of live rattlesnakes. He was charged with robbery, extortion, forcible confinement, aggravated assault, uttering death threats and two counts of assault with a weapon, along with Deveron McKay, the founder of the Edmonton Hells Angels chapter, and Allen Farago, a Hells Angel from Saskatoon, after a May 1998 complaint by a man who claimed three men, one in Angels colours, stormed his home and forced him to surrender property to pay a debt.|
In 2003, he faced weapons and drug charges that were later dropped due to an invalid warrant. During the early-morning raid, police seized an RCMP uniform shirt, a Taser, four bulletproof vests, a switch-blade knife, a loaded .380-calibre semi-automatic pistol, a loaded 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, three grams of methamphetamine and $1,700 cash in a safe.
|That same year his robbery and extortion charges from 1998 were stayed.|
Mounties say current membership of the HA in B.C. is around 120 full patch in nine chapters. The Cantrills and Lowry are next due in Chilliwack provincial court Sept. 26.