|The suspected boss of the Rock Machine, Jean-François Émard, was arrested two weeks ago. The operation was carried out by thirty SQ police and was aimed at dismantling a drug trafficking network distributing cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis. Émard was also charged related to a weapon discovered during the search.|
While Émard bills himself as the leader of the Rock Machine, his authority is reportedly contested within the group. Experts say two factions exist. One a group of older bikers and the other a group of younger ones. It is the latter group that feels Émard has lost his 'street cred' making his position precarious.