Hells Angel testifies he strung along police informant over cocaine shipment

Vickie Mathis
December 8, 2016

Harder testified that the men used code language and hand signals to discuss the deal to bring in a kilogram of cocaine from Ontario because Allen thought he was under police surveillance.

He acknowledged that police instructed him to contact Allen numerous times over a period of almost year, but that he never actually got any cocaine.

Allen testified that Harder pestered him constantly about using his contacts with Hells Angels in Ontario to get cocaine. The ideas behind the price, suppliers and Allen's cut came from Harder.

Allen was prescribed OxyContin for a back injury in 2012 and eventually became addicted, he testified.

He shook the addiction after his arrest previous year and is no longer dependent on opioids, he said.

Allen, 36, was arrested in connection with Project Forseti, the Saskatoon Police Service's 15-month long drug and gun investigation targeting the Fallen Saints and Hells Angels motorcycle clubs.

Harder said police instructed him to continue working on a plan for a drug transaction, which would see Allen organize the movement of cocaine from Ontario to Saskatoon, after the first attempt failed.

Under cross-examination, Harder told court he began dealing drugs in the early 2000s when he took over his brother's operation after he died.

Police hired Noel Harder, a former Saskatoon drug dealer, to work as a police agent as part of Project Forseti. When they met, their conversations were being recorded, but other times Allen didn't make himself available.

Harder testified Allen was becoming increasingly paranoid about police knowing about illegal operations, although he wasn't sure what had "spooked" Allen. Allen said he was just humouring Harder, even going as far as writing on a sticky note the cocaine would arrive at a certain time on a certain day, which never happened.

Defence lawyer Morris Bodnar said prosecutor Douglas Curliss spoke with Harder during breaks in proceedings Tuesday, which he argued is inappropriate.

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