Tuesday, December 22, 2015

HA Terry Eide pulls 8 years - Update

In a news release today, RCMP described their case against Eide as "strong" and suggested it helped lead to a guilty plea in a Red Deer court earlier this month. Eide is heading to prison for eight years and faces a lifetime weapons ban for pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges.

Project Forseti haul as of March 2015

■5.4 kilograms of methamphetamine.
■2.6 kilograms of cocaine.
■3,358 fentanyl pills (counterfeit oxycontin).
■107 grams of heroin.
■65 kilograms of marihuana.
■456 dilaudid pills.
■454 grams of cannabis resin (hash).
■approximately $100,000 currency as proceeds of crime.
■seven vehicles as offence related property.
■approximately 200 firearms including prohibited and restricted firearms.
■tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition.
■four ballistic vests.
■one conducted energy weapon.
One of the men charged in relation to Project Forseti — a massive drugs and weapons bust earlier this year — has pleaded guilty and started serving an eight-year prison term. Terry Eide, a full-patch member of the Hells Angels, was sentenced earlier this month in Alberta, where he had been held in custody since the massive police raids in January.

The raids were the culmination of a 15-month police investigation dubbed Project Forseti. The bulk of the arrests took place in and around Saskatoon, but Eide, a Calgary resident, was arrested in Alberta and sentenced in Red Deer. The 32-year-old pleaded guilty on Dec. 2 to two sets of charges. The first set related to the Project Forseti investigation and the second set related to items found when police executed the Forseti search warrant.

Terry Eide
He pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine in Calgary and Saskatoon, and possessing the proceeds of crime on the same date. The transaction involved a kilogram of cocaine destined for Saskatoon.

The second set of charges for Eide arose on the takedown date of Jan. 15, when police found him in possession of cocaine and a loaded, prohibited firearm. Eide is the first person charged in Project Forseti to plead guilty.