The four Ottawa-area men charged are Keith Earle, 31, Jovin Degre-Blais, 34, Joshua Khosrowkhani, 31, and Brandon Tupling, 33.
Earle faces 22 charges, including those related to trafficking in methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine, selling cannabis concentrate, and possession of property obtained by crime. He was also charged with exercising control for the purpose of exploiting or facilitating the exploitation of a person, procuring a person for sexual purposes, commission of an offence for a criminal organization and failure to comply with probation.
Tupling, of Orléans, faces 20 charges, including trafficking in cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine, selling cannabis concentrate, possession of property obtained by crime, and procuring a person for sexual purposes.
Degre-Blais faces three charges: trafficking in cocaine; possession of property obtained by crime; and committing an offence for a criminal organization.
Khosrowkhani faces five charges: conspiring to distribute cannabis; possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking; possession of methamphetamines; possession of cannabis for the purpose of distribution; and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Khosrowkhani, according to police, is a full-patch member of the Hells Angels Nomads. Earle, Tupling and Degre-Blais are full-patch members of the Red Devils, a primary support club for the Hell’s Angels.
According to Ottawa police, the seized house is in Orléans.
“The results of this investigation have significantly impacted the Hells Angels Nomads and Red Devils Motorcycle Club drug-trafficking network,” said OPP superintendent Bryan MacKillop at Wednesday’s announcement. “We want to send a clear message that law enforcement agencies are working together to hold (outlaw motorcycle gangs) accountable for trafficking and distributing these drugs that are taking the lives of people in our communities.”
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Source: Ottawa Citizen