June 26, 2018 9:09 am
Updated: June 26, 2018 9:10 am

N.B. RCMP arrest ‘long time member of the Hells Angels’ in drug investigation

57-year-old Emery Joseph Martin of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, N.B. has been arrested as part of an RCMP drug investigation.

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RCMP in New Brunswick say they have charged a “long time member of the Hells Angels” with proceeds of crime and drug-related offences.

Emery Joseph Martin, 57, of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, N.B., was arrested on the morning of June 25 while in his vehicle near Riviere-Verte.

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Martin, whom RCMP say is commonly known by his nickname “Pit,” appeared in Bathurst Provincial Court that same day.

He has been charged with:

  • 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 a criminal organization
  • Instructing the commission of an offence for a criminal organization

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“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,” said New Brunswick RCMP Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh in a news release.

“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.”

According to police, the investigation by the RCMP New Brunswick Federal and Serious Organized Crime Unit determined that drugs entering New Brunswick were linked to the Hells Angels in Quebec.

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They say that since April 25, the investigation has led to the arrests of 15 people.

Martin has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to return to court on June 27.

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