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Police arrest two Hells Angels members and search clubhouse

A nine-month investigation has led to the arrest and charges against two Hells Angels Motorcycle Gang members from Nova Scotia and Ontario.

In February 2017, an investigation led by the Nova Scotia RCMP Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, with assistance from RCMP Federal Serious Organized Crime, Halifax District RCMP, RCMP Emergency Response Team, Halifax Regional Police, Ontario RCMP and the Ontario Provincial Police Biker Enforcement Unit began into the trafficking of drugs by a member of the Hells Angels in Nova Scotia.

As a result, yesterday 61-year-old Paul Francis Monahan of Halifax was arrested in Jeddore, Nova Scotia without incident. Monahan is a “hang-around” member of the New Brunswick Nomad Hells Angels Chapter. Forty-eight year-old Mark David Heickert of Orillia was arrested at a residence in Orillia without incident. Heickert is a full-patch member of the Oshawa Hells Angels Chapter. 

Search warrants were executed at homes in Ostrea Lake, Nova Scotia, Orillia, Ontario and at the Hells Angels Clubhouse in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia. Police seized the following from the homes: two kilograms of cocaine, a sawed off shotgun, a large quantity of cash, Outlaw Motorcycle Gang paraphernalia, multiple cell phones and electronics.

From the clubhouse, police seized a small quantity of hash and marihuana, a number of unidentified pills, Outlaw Motorcycle Gang paraphernalia, multiple cellphones, electronics and cash.

Monahan has been charged with:

· Trafficking of a Controlled Substance (marijuanax 15

· Possession of Proceeds of Crime

· Conspiracy to Traffic in a Controlled Substance (cocaine) x 4

· Conspiracy to Possess Proceeds of Crime

· Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (methamphetamine)

Heickert has been charged with:

· Conspiracy to Traffic in a Controlled Substance (cocaine) x 4

· Conspiracy to Possess Proceeds of Crime

“Today’s charges demonstrate that Outlaw Motorycle Gang criminal activity often has no borders,” says Supt. Alfredo Bangloy, Nova Scotia RCMP Federal Policing Officer. “Because of our strong partnerships with law enforcement throughout Nova Scotia and Ontario, we were able to disrupt the criminal actions of the Hells Angels and prevent drugs from reaching our streets.”

Supt. Bangloy adds, “We want Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs to know that they have been a priority for law enforcement in Nova Scotia, and they will continue to be. They are not welcome in our communities.”

Paul Monahan is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today. Mark Heickert will be appearing in Ontario Provincial Court today. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

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Source: Media Release

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