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Cape Breton police file more charges in alleged motorcyle gang activity

Cape Breton Regional Police have charged two additional individuals with weapon offences in connection with an investigation into the activities of motorcycle gangs in the area. Among the items seized was a full cut patch for membership in the Outlaws along with several other badges and paraphernalia. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Cape Breton Regional Police have charged two additional individuals with weapon offences in connection with an investigation into the activities of motorcycle gangs in the area. Among the items seized was a full cut patch for membership in the Outlaws along with several other badges and paraphernalia. SUBMITTED PHOTO
SYDNEY, N.S. —

Two people are facing firearm offences in connection with an ongoing investigation by Cape Breton Regional Police into the activities of outlawed motorcycle gangs.

James Robert Osmond Berthiaume, 53, and Jennifer Lynn Chisholm, 50, both of Ben Eoin, are charged with unauthorized possession of firearms, careless use of a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

They have been released from police custody on conditions and are to appear in provincial court Nov. 30 to enter pleas.

Among the conditions of their release, the accused are not to associate with any other members of the Outlaws or Black Pistons motorcycle groups or attend their clubhouses.

The pair were charged after police executed a search warrant in connection with an East Bay Highway property last week.

Police seized two firearms, including one that was loaded, ammunition, and clothing affiliated with outlawed motorcycle gangs. 

Anyone with information concerning motorcycle gang activities in the local area is asked to contact police at 902-563-5151 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

In September, regional police made arrests in Glace Bay resulting in charges against three individuals including drug trafficking and weapon possession.

The Glace Bay arrests are also linked to the Black Pistons and the Outlaws motorcycle gangs.

Police seized more than $120,000 worth of drugs including 600 grams of pure cocaine, cannabis resin, Ritalin and hash. Officers also seized $12,000 worth of cash.

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