February 12, 2016 1:11 pm

Edmonton Hells Angels member arrested on drug charges

ALERT arrests Hells Angels member Dominic DiPalma Jr. in southeast Edmonton, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.

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EDMONTON – A full-patch member of the Hells Angels was arrested in southeast Edmonton this week after a lengthy ALERT investigation.

Dominic DiPalma Jr. was arrested Feb. 10 at a southeast home, where police say they also found nearly two kilograms of cocaine.

DiPalma was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of drug possession, and breach of recognizance.

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Police searched another home in southeast Edmonton and a residence in Sherwood Park, where they also say they found $100,000, which was seized as cash proceeds of crime.

ALERT began its investigation of the 35-year-old last August.

DiPalma is accused of being involved in drug trafficking in northern Alberta.

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This isn’t the first time ALERT has arrested DiPalma. In April 2014, he was one of six Hells Angels members arrested on organized crime charges. Those charges are expected to go to trial in March, ALERT said.

DiPalma was expected to appear in court on the most recent charges on Friday.

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