Saturday, June 11, 2016

Reputed Rock Machine leader Marc Guérin picked up in SQ raid

Quebec Provincial police say they've arrested three men, including 46-year-old Marc Guerin, believed to be one of the leaders of the Rock Machine biker gang. The arrests come after raids Thursday in Sainte-Marie-Salomé, in the Lanaudière.

The men are expected to appear in court Friday in Joliette. They face charges related to drug trafficking, conspiracy and possession of prohibited weapons.
The emergency response team, including armored vehicles took part in the operation leading to the arrests. Marc-Olivier Blanchard Gaudet, 27 and Ruet Ronald, 62, were also arrested by heavily armed police.

This is another blow for the rebuilding Rock Machine - former sworn enemies of the Hells Angels - which has been under reconstruction for several years in the province.

Jean-François Émard
Jean-François Émard, 39, was charged with Pascal Carrier, 47 last month with illegal possession of a prohibited firearms, obstruction of justice and breach of probation.
On June 8, 2016 Cop Bruno Landry pleaded guilty to assulting Émard in his jail cell. He was unaware the cell was being monitored.

Landry was suspended with pay after the event on 5 October 2014. Landry landed six to eight punches to the head of Émard.

Rock Machine M.C., is an international outlaw motorcycle club with six Canadian chapters, six US chapters and eight chapters in Australia. It was formed in 1986 by Salvatore Cazzetta and competed with the Hells Angels for the street-level drug trade in Montreal.

Bruno Landry
The Quebec Biker war saw Rock Machine form an alliance with a number of other gangs against the Hells Angels. The conflict occurred between 1994 and 2002 and resulted in over 160 casualties.

The Rock Machine became a probationary chapter of the Bandidos motorcycle club in December 2000. The Rock Machine had been re-establishing itself in Quebec since 2014.