A full-patch member of the Saskatoon Hells Angels is facing jail time after being found guilty of trafficking cocaine.
The verdict against Rob David Allen was handed down Monday in Saskatoon Queen’s Bench Court almost two years after he was charged as part of the province-wide Project Forseti police raids.
The operation in January 2015 saw police net nearly $8-million worth of drugs and some 200 guns in raids targeting the Hells Angels and the Fallen Saints motorcycle clubs.
Allen was accused of arranging to have a kilogram of cocaine shipped to Saskatoon from Ontario, based on evidence provided by Noel Harder – an informant who went to work for police in 2014.
Harder told court he agreed to help police to dodge firearms charges and received $300,000 payment for his services.
During the trial, Allen testified he never had any way of actually getting cocaine delivered to Saskatoon, but said he strung Harder along in order to avoid losing his source of opiate pills that he got hooked on after a back injury.
Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Crown can secure a trafficking conviction by proving there was an offer to sell drugs, which the judge said the Crown did.
Allen will be sentenced on April 18.