|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.
|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.