Two suspected BC drug dealers could plead guilty

The crimes are alleged to have taken place in Vancouver, Richmond, Maple Ridge and Vernon.

Two of the eight BC men charged with multiple drug charges can plead guilty, Vancouver provincial court documents indicate.

Allan Beatima Arcangel and Matthew Shaw were on the court docket for May 31 with impending guilty plea notations. The notations were listed alongside charges of commission of a criminal organization offense, conspiracy to commit an indictable offense and trafficking in a controlled substance.

The crimes are alleged to have taken place in Vancouver, Maple Ridge and Vernon.

Shaw also faces another charge of possession for trafficking purposes.

The charges were filed in December after the BC Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit executed 12 search warrants at locations in Metro Vancouver and the Okanagan.

Police seized around $650,000 in Canadian currency and around two kilograms of cocaine, one kilogram of MDMA, one kilogram of fentanyl, 200 grams of ketamine, 10 kilograms of marijuana and 16 kilograms of drug court officer.

Three rifles, a shotgun, three prohibited chargers, ammunition, bulletproof vests, two vehicles and a cocaine press were also seized. Inside a residence, police seized a Hells Angels Motorcycle Club vest and several items of Hells Angels support clothing.

In addition to the charges Arcangel and Shaw face, Jonathan Louis Lutar is accused of being part of a criminal organization that allegedly included Arcangel, Shaw, David Oppenheim and others.

Lutar, Courtenay James Lafreneiere, Arcangel, Shaw, Oppenheim and others were also initially charged with trafficking in the direction of or for the benefit of the organization formed by Lutar, Arcangel, Shaw, Oppenheim and others.

Lutar, Lafreniere, Arcangel, Shaw and Oakley Lain Charest were also initially charged with conspiring together to traffic controlled drugs.

Lutar, Lafreniere, Arcangel, Shaw, and Charest were charged with trafficking fentanyl, carfentanil, and cocaine. Court documents show Lutar and Shaw are charged with possession of cocaine for trafficking purposes.

Charest was charged with having a Ruger 45 caliber P90 pistol with easily accessible ammunition. In connection with a July 5 incident in Vernon, he allegedly also possessed a Walther P38 pistol and five unlicensed firearm magazines. He was charged with alleged possession of the weapons while being prohibited from doing so.

Two other men allegedly connected to and facing charges related to narcotics trafficking have been advancing toward trial.

Lukas Sam Fox Tassone is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, while Roman Gabriel Fox Tassone faces two counts of the same charge. All three crimes are alleged to have occurred in Richmond.