|Shawn Womacks was caught red-handed as he unpacked what he thought was cocaine from a Martha Stewart box at a Burnaby warehouse in 2012.
The Crown says the 45-year-old career criminal should spend 10 years in jail for his role in the international drug deal involving full-patch Hells Angels David Giles and Bryan Oldham.|
While Womacks wasn’t one of the leaders of the conspiracy, his role was significant. Womacks was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking. “The Crown’s submission is that Mr. Womacks played an important role as he was the final actor that brought the highly valued 200 kilograms of cocaine into the hands of the group of accused.”
The sale was the first in a reverse sting sale of a proposed 500 kilograms of cocaine at a price of $14.8 million.
|Womacks, along with Kelowna Hells Angels vice-president David Giles and sergeant at arms Bryan Oldham and HA associate James Howard, were convicted last September in the drug case that the RCMP dubbed E-Predicate. The police received a $4-million down payment from Kevin Van Kalkeren, who received 16 years, then delivered a kilo of real cocaine and 199 kilos of fake product to the Burnaby warehouse.|| |
Womacks' lawyer says his lengthy criminal history is related to decades of substance abuse stemming from a troubled childhood.