Hells Angel Member Arrested, Guns and Drugs Seized

Edmonton…Ten people have been arrested, including one member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club, and they are facing a total of 39 drug and weapon related charges with the conclusion of an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) investigation.   

   

On January 30th, ALERT’s Edmonton Combined Forces and Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) executed four simultaneous search warrants with the assistance of Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and RCMP members. Three of the homes were located in Edmonton and one in St. Albert.

   

At the homes, police seized:  

  • Hells Angels MC vest containing illegal drugs
  • Two rifles and loaded handgun with ammunition and other gun parts
  • Four body armour vests
  • Functional police scanner
  • 350 grams of cocaine, oxycodone pills, and materials associated with drug trafficking
  • Two false driver’s licenses
  • $23,000 cash and one vehicle seized   

Blake Christie, 32, was arrested at a North Edmonton home and was the focus of the investigation. He is a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club and a loaded handgun was seized from his Edmonton home. Christie remains in custody and stands accused of 11 charges, including:

  

  • Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm; 
  • Careless storage of a firearm; 
  • Possession of an offensive weapon; 
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon; 
  • Knowingly possessing a prohibited weapon; 
  • Possession of body armour; 
  • Possession of drugs (x 3); 
  • Possession of identity document (x 2).   

In addition to Christie, nine people face an additional 28 charges. The investigation remains on-going and more charges could be forthcoming. The accused include:  

 

  • Kelly Kratky, 29, possession of body armour (x 3), drug possession; 
  • Denise Measor, 26, possession of body armour (x 3), drug possession; 
  • Melvin Kratky, 26, possession of body armour (x 3), drug possession; 
  • Paula House, 39, possession of a firearm; 
  • Zanah Palani, 23, possession for the purpose of trafficking; 
  • Hiwa Palani, 26, possession for the purpose of trafficking; 
  • Tamara Clarke, 28, possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Warrants have also been issued for Terri Huebner, 31, and Kendra Christie, 33. They face six charges each in relation to the investigation. 

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.