Twelve charges have been laid against a 48-year-old Fredericton man as part of an RCMP-led joint-force investigation.
Robin Moulton is a full-patch member of the Hells Angels MC Nomads N.B. Chapter. He was arrested on August 22, 2017 around 7:20 a.m. while driving on Highway 2 near Woodstock. A search of the car led to the seizure of a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine. Subsequent searches at several locations in New Brunswick also resulted in the seizure of a high power rifle with a silencer, a loaded handgun, a quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Police also seized a full-patch Hells Angels jacket, Hells Angels "support club" patches and "Support 81 Maritimes" clothing.
On August 31, Robin Moulton appeared in Saint John Provincial Court. Two previous charges against him were withdrawn and twelve new charges were laid. The charges are:
- Careless storage of a firearm, a 9mm handgun
- Possession of a prohibited firearm, a 9mm handgun
- Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm, a 9mm handgun, without proper authorization or licence
- Possession of a firearm, a 9mm handgun, while prohibited
- Careless storage of a firearm, a .308 calibre rifle
- Possession of a prohibited device, a silencer, for a dangerous purpose
- Possession of a prohibited device, a silencer, without proper authorization or licence
- Possession of a firearm with a prohibited device while prohibited
- Possession of ammunition while prohibited
- Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
- Trafficking cocaine
- Possession of a press, intending it be used to traffic a controlled substance
Robin Moulton has been remanded in custody pending a court appearance for election and plea in Saint John Provincial Court on October 12, 2017 at 10 a.m.
This investigation is the result of an RCMP-led joint force operation in partnership with the Canadian Border Services Agency, Saint John Police Force, Fredericton Police Force, Kennebecasis Regional Police Force and Edmundston Police. New Brunswick's law enforcement community is working together to specifically target outlaw motorcycle gangs in our province. This arrest is a reflection of our collaborative efforts to disrupt and dismantle organized crime groups who are harming our communities with illegal activities.
Anyone with information on illegal activities in New Brunswick is asked to contact the RCMP in New Brunswick at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca