Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Largest cocaine bust in Grande Prairie history
In what is being called one of the biggest drug busts in Grande Prairie history, four members of the 'Baseball Team' organization are facing drug and weapon charges after two kilograms of cocaine was seized from a vehicle on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Clayton Kelly Buhler, 44, of LaGlace, is facing seven charges, including possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking as well as possession of an unregistered restricted firearm. A third suspect from Grande Prairie, is facing three charges including possession of a prohibited weapon. Bradley Joseph Demont, 25, of Grande Prairie, is facing three charges as well.
Police say that these arrests are related to the arrest of Ralph McGuigan last month. McGuigan, who is a known member of the Demon Soldiers motorcycle gang, was arrested while in gang colours in possession of half a kilogram of cocaine. In total, on Nov. 19, police seized two kilograms of cocaine, a handgun, a loaded rifle, a taser and half a pound of marijuana.
So guess who the Baseball team and the Demon Soldiers work for? The Hells Angels. Surprise surprise. In the north, CISA says Hells Angels from B.C. "subsidize" a criminal group in Grande Prairie, while their Alberta counterparts back drug traffickers in Fort McMurray.