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Hells Angels among 25 arrested in Peterborough drug bust

By David Helwig
SooToday.com
Thursday, June 02, 2005

OPP NEWS RELEASE

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Hells Angels charged in drug trafficking network

PETERBOROUGH, ON, June 2 - The Provincial Biker Enforcement Unit (BEU) arrested and charged 25 individuals today following an 11-month investigation into a drug trafficking network in Peterborough and the surrounding area.

Among those charged is Hells Angels member Shawn Gordon Boshaw, 32, who is charged with instructing the commission of an offence for a criminal organization.

Another current member and an ex-Hells Angels member are also charged.

Members of the BEU, in cooperation with the Peterborough Lakefield Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police Drug Enforcement Section, OPP West Region, OPP Central Region, Strathroy Caradoc Police Service, and the Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit, executed 14 search warrants in the City of Peterborough, and Peterborough County.

Warrants were also executed at locations in the eastern Ontario, City of London, and southwestern Ontario.

Items seized during the course of the investigation include: quantities of cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, oxycodone, steroids, percocets and drug paraphernalia.

Also seized was approximately $50,000 in cash.

As a result of the investigation, charged are:

Mark George BALEMBA, 28, Ennismore, Ontario

i) Conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance (x6)

ii) Trafficking in a controlled substance (x4)

iii) Possession for the purpose of trafficking

iv) Possession of property obtained by crime (x2)

v) Commission of offence for criminal organization

Shawn Gordon BOSHAW, 32, London, Ontario, a current member of the Hells Angels

i) breach of recognizance of bail (x12)

ii) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

iii) instructing commission of offence for criminal organization

Shawn D'Arcy BRENNAN, 32, Peterborough, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

ii) trafficking in a controlled substance

iii) commission of offence for criminal organization

Brian BURRETT, 38, Minden Hills, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance (x3)

ii) trafficking in a controlled substance (x2)

iii) possession for the purpose of trafficking

iv) possession of property obtained by crime

v) commission of offence for criminal organization

vi) domestic assault

vii) dangerous driving

Scott BURWELL, 21, Peterborough, Ontario (arrest warrant issued)

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

Patricia Ann COUGHLIN, 49, Peterborough, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

ii) trafficking in a controlled substance

Bryan DAVIES, 20, Peterborough, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

ii) trafficking in a controlled substance

iii) commission of offence for criminal organization

Steven Vincent DEAL, 29, Cavan Twp, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance (x4)

ii) trafficking in a controlled substance (x2)

iii) commission of offence for criminal organization

David Wayne FRETZ, 43, Peterborough, Ontario, and ex member of the Hells Angels

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

Christopher Ross HADWYN, 37, Cavan Twp, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

Jennifer Lee HAINES, 24, Peterborough, Ontario

i) possession for the purpose of trafficking (x2)

Stephanie HUSSEY, 21, Ennismore, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

Richard James JOHNSON, 50, Peterborough, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

James LAVER, 50, Norwood, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

ii) trafficking in a controlled substance

Tina Melissa LIBBY, 24, Peterborough, Ontario (arrest warrant issued)

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance (x2)

ii) trafficking in a controlled substance

iii) possession for the purpose of trafficking

Michael Jeffrey MCILMURRAY, 37, Keswick, Ontario, a current member of the Hells Angels

i) breach of recognizance of bail (x2)

Mervyn MONTEITH, 42, Peterborough, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance (x2)

Douglas MULLIGAN, 38, Kingston, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance (x4)

ii) possession for the purpose of trafficking

Jody PROCTER, 27, Peterborough, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

ii) trafficking in a controlled substance

iii) commission of offence for criminal organization

Gary Arthur SPALL, 35, Lakefield, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

ii) trafficking in a controlled substance

iii) commission of offence for criminal organization

Lawrence Edward TOMPKINS, 30, Peterborough, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance (x2)

ii) possession for the purpose of trafficking

iii) trafficking in a controlled substance

Loanique Bruno TURCOTTE, 20, Peterborough, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

Lise WING, 32, Frontenac Islands Twp., Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

Deborah WOOD, 51, Peterborough, Ontario

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

Richard Jason WOOD, 28, Peterborough, Ontario (arrest warrant issued)

i) conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance (x6)

ii) trafficking in a controlled substance (x2)

iii) possession for the purpose of trafficking (x2)

iv) commission of offence for criminal organization

v) domestic assault (x2)

The accused are scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Friday, June 3, 2005.

The investigation is continuing.

The Biker Enforcement Unit is comprised of members from the Barrie Police Service, Belleville Police Service, Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario, Durham Regional Police Service, Halton Regional Police Service, Hamilton Police Service, Kingston Police Service, London Police Service, Niagara Regional Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Ottawa Police Service, Peel Regional Police Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, Greater Sudbury Police Service, Thunder Bay Police Service, Toronto Police Service, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Windsor Police
Service, and York Regional Police Service.

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