Sunday, February 19, 2017

Alberta Appeal court hands two Hells Angels more prison time for drug trafficking conspiracy

Two men affiliated with the Edmonton chapter of the Hells Angels had five years tacked onto their prison sentences for conspiring to traffic cocaine and benefiting a criminal organization. Alberta’s Court of Appeal increased John Reginald Alcantara and Alan Peter Knapczyk’s prison sentences to 15 years from 10 years for acting as enforcers for a large Fort McMurray cocaine trafficking operation.

In September 2012, both were sentenced to a decade in prison. At the time, Knapczyk was a Hells Angels member and Alcantara was a prospect.

Jeffrey Mark Caines was given a 14-year sentence after pleading guilty to being head of a massive drug trafficking operation in Fort McMurray
The case stretches back to 2005, when Knapczyk and Alcantara agreed to provide protection for a Fort McMurray cocaine trafficker in exchange for $20,000 a week. Trafficker Jeffrey Mark Cains called in Knapczyk and Alcantara to intimidate the competition and ensure no one stole drugs from his network of distributors in 2005 and 2006.