The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick announced Monday that a full-patch member of Hells Angels has been sentenced for drug trafficking.
“On October 18, 2021, Emery Joseph “Pit” Martin was sentenced in the Bathurst Court of Queen’s Bench to six and a half years for conspiracy to traffic cocaine and one year for commission of an offence for a criminal organization. He will serve both sentences consecutively, minus time already served. He was returned to the custody of the Correctional Service of Canada following his appearance,” the New Brunswick RCMP said in a statement.
Martin was arrested on June 25, 2018 as part of J-Thunder and J-Thunderstruck, two investigations led by the RCMP New Brunswick Federal and Serious Organized Crime Unit (FSOC) with the assistance of L’Escouade nationale de répression du crime organisé (ENRCO), which includes police officers from Montreal City and Laval as well as Sûreté du Québec and Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The investigations began in 2016 and focused on the trafficking of cocaine on the Acadian Peninsula and in Restigouche, Madawaska and Victoria Counties, RCMP said, adding that during the course of the investigations, police seized more than five kilograms of cocaine, and more than $900-thousand in Canadian currency.
On June 24, 2021, Martin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic cocaine, and commission of an offence for a criminal organization.
The New Brunswick RCMP also added that throughout the investigation, seven other people have been sentenced in connection with the two investigations, receiving sentences ranging from two to 12 years in prison.