The RCMP New Brunswick Federal and Serious Organized Crime Unit has charged a long time member of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang who is based in northwestern New Brunswick.
57-year-old Emery Joseph Martin of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska was arrested at approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 25, 2018, while in his vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway, Route 2, near Riviere-Verte.
Martin, who is commonly known by the nickname "Pit", appeared in Bathurst Provincial Court on June 25 and was charged with the following offences;
- Conspiracy to traffic in cocaine
- Trafficking in cocaine
- Conspiracy to possess cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
- Conspiracy to launder proceeds of crime
- Laundering proceeds of crime
- Conspiracy to possess proceeds of crime
- Possession of proceeds of crime
- Commission of an offence for criminal organization
- Instructing commission of offence for criminal organization
Martin has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to return to court on June 27 at 9:30 a.m.
"Emery 'Pit' Martin is the first member of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang arrested as part of the ongoing investigation by the RCMP in New Brunswick into the trafficking of cocaine on the Acadian Peninsula and in Restigouche, Madawaska and Victoria Counties," says Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh, New Brunswick RCMP. "This significant arrest and charges are the result of the continuing effort by the RCMP to dismantle organized crime in New Brunswick, specifically the Hells Angels and other outlaw motorcycle groups."
The investigation by the RCMP New Brunswick Federal and Serious Organized Crime Unit determined that the drugs that were entering the province were linked back to the Hells Angels in Quebec. Since April 25, 2018, the investigation has resulted in 15 individuals being arrested.
The New Brunswick RCMP continues to work collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies and the province of New Brunswick to disrupt and dismantle organized crime groups that are harming our communities with illegal activities.