Saskatoon Hells Angel Robert Allen pleads guilty to drugs and weapon charges
Defence lawyer says weapon charge laid because of membership in motorcycle club
The lone Saskatoon Hells Angel charged in last year's Project Forseti busts pleaded guilty this morning to drugs and weapons charges.
Robert Allen, 36, was fined a total of $585 in provincial court.
Allen pleaded guilty to possessing 27 oxycontin and hydromorphone pills, and a set of brass knuckles. The items were seized when police raided his home in early January 2014.
It was part of a larger operation in which police said they seized more than $8 million worth of drugs and 200 guns.
Many of the men charged are alleged members of the Fallen Saints motorcycle club.
Outside court today, defence lawyer Morris Bodnar said Allen was charged with the weapons offense because he's a member of the Hells Angels.
"I don't think he would have been charged. It's made as an accessory to Harley Davidson bikes, and he was charged because of his membership," he said.
Bodnar said the brass knuckles were, in fact, the footrest for a Harley and had been given to Allen as a gift.
Bodnar said that Allen had the painkillers because of a work-related back injury. The pills were not prescribed by a doctor, but he is under doctor's care because of the injury, Bodnar said.
Allen will be back in court in December to stand trial on drug trafficking charges.