Inside The Hells Angels Part 4
Former police agent Micheal Plante met with Vancouver Sun crime reporter Kim Bolan in late 2012 to tell his incredible story about infiltrating the East End chapter of the Hells Angels and helping police put 12 men behind bars.
He did not disclose his new name or residence.
In pandora jewelry sale part three, he laid out how his relationship with police began in July 2003, first as an informant, then later as a police agent, wearing a wire for months as Hells Angels and associates committed crimes. In part four, he describes what it was like when buy pandora bracelet for kids he was finally accepted into the Hells Angels program as an "official friend" and how difficult the final months of his dangerous assignment became.
Unaware that police agent Micheal Plante was secretly collecting evidence implicating them in drug deals, extortions, and other crimes, the Hells Angels finally accepted him into their fold as an "official friend" in September 2004.
Plante was called into the weekly "church" meeting at the East End clubhouse by David (Gyrator) Giles.
"They are all looking at me. And they say: 'Tell us why you want to be a Hells Angel,' " Plante recalled.
"I did my speech 'Well you know, I have been hanging around you guys. I like the camaraderie. I like what is going on around here. And I really, really want to be part of it. And I want to be part of the bigger thing.' "
Giles asked him about the fact he had studied criminology and told him he'd never be able to pursue the field again.
East End charms pandora sale president John Bryce laid out how police would react to Plante now that he was in the program.
"Bryce said something like, 'You are going to have a lot of heat on you now because they like to pick on us,' " Plante recalled.
Giles made a final joking comment, all captured on the wire Plante was wearing: "You are not going to, like, become a Hells Angel and then quit and write a book about us, are you?"
Plante had his photo taken with the East End chapter to commemorate the event.
That photo would be circulated to all Hells Angels in Western Canada to see if any objected to the new East End recruit being part of the notorious gang.
"They gave me a pamphlet from the world headquarters of Hells Angels, right? You read it and then they pandora charms wife took it away," Plante said.
It reminded those entering the program that the Hells Angels owned all property imprinted with its deathhead logo.
"It was about infringement rights. It said: 'You don't own the vest. The Hells Angels owns the vest.
"'If you leave the Hells Angels, you must return anything that says Hells Angels on it.' "
Sergeant at arms Tom Gillis told Plante he would no longer be able to wear his favoured long shorts now that he was "on the program."
"After I got in, he said, 'Micheal, we have a dress code. I want you to wear black jeans, black shirts, black vest.' I said, "What about black shorts?' He said, 'No shorts.' "
Plante's elevation to "official friend" was significant for the police investigation. It would give the agent the ability to get closer and closer to club business.
If things went according to plan, Plante would become a "hangaround" next, then a "prospect" and finally a "full patch" Hells Angel, meaning he could wear the infamous deathhead logo on his back.
An arsenal of weapons
In the fall of 2004, the RCMP kicked in the door of Randy Potts's wife's home, looking for precursor chemicals they had learned about from calls intercepted in E Pandora.
Potts, who became a full patch member that fall, was worried police might soon raid the Fraser Highway mobile home of his mom and her husband, where he had stored the East End chapter's firearms and explosives.
In a conversation captured on wiretap, Potts told Plante to go get a hockey bag and retrieve the guns.
Plante told police what Potts had asked and then headed to a Sport Chek outlet to buy the bag.
"I thought I was picking up a couple of pistols. I didn't know this was the East End arsenal. I always thought it was a myth," Plante said.
When he arrived at the trailer, Potts's stepfather saw the bag and wondered if it would be big enough.
"I go, 'What?! How many guns do you got here?' So we go to the back of the trailer and he opens this thing and starts pulling out machine guns and other stuff. He says, 'Be careful, this one has got grenades.' ".
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