An outlaw biker arrested in 2016 during Operation Bombard has entered a guilty plea to conspiring to traffic drugs, avoiding trial in St. John’s Supreme Court.
Thomas Snow was one of ten charged in September 2016 after a number of police raids involving members of the Vikings Motorcycle Club. The men involved were arrested and charged with drug trafficking and organized crime-related offences.
This week, Mr. Snow and co-accused Shane Peter Leonard were on the docket to begin trial. Both men had previously entered not guilty pleas in court.
This morning that all changed.
Standing in the prisoner box in a leather motorcycle jacket and holding a Harley Davidson hat, Snow informed the judge that he wanted to change his plea. He entered a guilty plea to conspiring to traffic in oxycodone. A charge of trafficking is expected to be withdrawn once a conviction is entered.
Snow is due back in court November 28. It’s expected there will be an Agreed Statement of Facts entered and a joint submission for sentencing.
Mr. Leonard’s case has been set over to December 18. He is also expected to change his plea, avoiding a trial.