The RCMP New Brunswick Federal and Serious Organized Crime Unit has charged a long time member of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang who is based in northwestern New Brunswick.
57-year-old Emery Joseph Martin of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska was arrested at approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 25, 2018, while in his vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway, Route 2, near Riviere-Verte.
Martin, who is commonly known by the nickname “Pit”, appeared in Bathurst Provincial Court on June 25 and was charged with the following offences;
– 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 criminal organization
– Instructing commission of offence for criminal organization
Martin has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to return to court on June 27 at 9:30 a.m.
“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,” says Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh, New Brunswick RCMP. “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.”
The investigation by the RCMP New Brunswick Federal and Serious Organized Crime Unit determined that the drugs that were entering the province were linked back to the Hells Angels in Quebec. Since April 25, 2018, the investigation has resulted in 15 individuals being arrested.
The New Brunswick RCMP continues to work collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies and the province of New Brunswick to disrupt and dismantle organized crime groups that are harming our communities with illegal activities.
FITCHBURG — The 300 Movement Motor Club has a focus that goes beyond riding: community involvement.
Chapter President Julio Gonzalez said the six-member chapter, based in Fitchburg, fuses its passion for riding and camaraderie with volunteer work and fundraising for charitable causes.
“It’s about lending a hand in the community,” he said.
Members have participated in the Wounded Vets Bike Run in Boston and other charity rides in the North Central Massachusetts area.
They have also held drives for school supplies and collect gifts for the Toys for Tots program.
The motor club has been in the city for about three years. Gonzalez, who is from Fitchburg, relocated the chapter from the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, where it had been for a decade.
In Boston, the group volunteered its time to help the community, including joining a group effort to build a new playground and paint murals at an elementary school.
Because the club is still establishing itself in the region, it hasn’t gotten involved with social movements, Gonzalez said. If there is an issue members feel strongly about, the group will support it, he said.
In addition to helping, the 300 Movement likes to attend or set up a table at local events. The group aims to show it is a part of the community and to help people become familiar with the motor club, Gonzalez said.
The group was at Fitchburg’s Juneteenth celebration, where members talked with attendees and handed out snow cones and cotton candy.
Gonzalez said that being visible in the community can help challenge the misconception about bikers.Stereotypes of leather-clad men with tattoos and beards that are part of an outlaw motorcycle gang may come to mind.The 300 Movement riders don vests with the motor club’s name, an emblem of a sword-wielding spartan, and the values of respect and honor — and some do have tattoos — he said, but otherwise the stereotypes don’t apply.
“Most bikers are just people who want to ride,” Gonzalez said. “We’re family men with jobs.”
He sometimes takes his son on rides with him. Members like to bring their family members along for gatherings and celebrations.
The club is more of a brotherhood. Gonzalez doesn’t have a brother, so he’s come to rely on members for support.
There is also a 300 Movement chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina, that has about 20 members.
The local group will ride down the East Coast to meet up with their Southern counterparts. Other trips have included Florida and the Midwest.
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