Friday, December 1, 2023

Vancouver Island drug bust tied to the Hells Angels

CTV is reporting that "Federal prosecutors have approved two dozen drug-trafficking charges against six people from Vancouver Island with suspected ties to the Hells Angels motorcycle gang. British Columbia's anti-gang task force, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, opened an investigation into a suspected drug-trafficking network focused around the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas in January 2021."

"Investigators executed simultaneous search warrants at four properties in the communities one year later, seizing approximately 3.5 kilograms of cocaine, several guns, $160,000 in cash and Hells Angels paraphernalia. Six people were arrested in connection with the police raids."

"On Thursday, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada approved multiple charges against Comox residents Jeff Scott Pasanen, 59; Shawna Lynne Leblanc, 48; and Peter Bruce Billie, 37. Also charged were Randall James King, 45, of Campbell River; Jonathan Erin Clifford, 41, of Courtenay; and Rhys Tyler Vernon Bolton, 34, of Victoria."

A year ago today Victoria News reported that "Four alleged drug traffickers with ties to the Hells Angels on Vancouver Island are facing charges following a four-year joint law enforcement operation. The men facing various charges include Kristopher Stephen Smith, 44, of Nanaimo; Sean Oliver Douglas Kendall, 44, from Port Alberni; William Bradley Thompson, 58, from Ladysmith; and William Karl Paulsen, 51, from Campbell River."

A month later Datac reported that "In a separate investigation on Vancouver Island, over two dozen charges were laid against seven alleged drug traffickers, one of whom is a full-patch member of the Hells Angels’ Haney chapter." On Sept. 25, Vancouver man Jonathan Lutar also entered a guilty plea, his for drug trafficking. And on Sept. 27 2023, Courtney Lafreniere plead guilty to proceeds of crime. Jonathan Lutar is also full patch Haney.

Former Nanaimo Hell’s Angels vice-president sentenced for drug trafficking

October 2023 the Tofino Ucluelet Westerly reported that "The former vice-president of the Nanaimo Hells Angels chapter has been sentenced to three years’ jail on drug trafficking charges. Sean Oliver Douglas Kendall, 44 at the time of his arrest, was handed the sentence and a 10-year firearms prohibition in Vancouver provincial court on Thursday, Oct. 12." He was selling cocaine by the kilo to an under cover agent.


  1. Public Prosecution Service of Canada?

    Never heard of this reference before.

    Federal prosecutor or crown prosecutor certainly but not this.

  2. Maybe Justin renamed them to placate the Rainbow mafia crowd.


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