Vice-president of Zig Zag Crew sentenced to 7.5 years
The vice-president of the Zig Zag Crew has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years after being arrested last December as part of Project Divide.
On Monday morning, Ron Normand, 42, pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamines, recruiting for a criminal organization and laundering the proceeds of crime to members of the Hells Angels.
The defence said Normand did not have much influence within the Zig Zag Crew and was living in Manitoba Housing at the time of his arrest.
Court heard that Normand is a grandfather, who has eight children of his own from three different relationships. Court also heard that Normand brought in four new prospects for the Zig-Zag Crew and a psychologist had said he could be emotionally unstable and impulsive.
In court, Normand had little to say except that he takes full responsibility for his actions.
Normand is the 21st person to be sentenced following the arrests in Project Divide.
The project involved more than 300 police officers who carried out a series of raids in December following an investigation that went on for more than a year.
As part of his sentence, Normand has been ordered to submit a DNA sample and is under a life-time weapons bans.
- with a report from CTV's Stacey Ashley