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Alleged Vikings member arraigned on Monday, arrested on Wednesday

Wayne Johnson will remain in custody until his bail hearing next week

On Monday, Wayne Johnson was arraigned in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court on drug charges, and left to wait for his two trials to begin next year.
On Wednesday, Johnson was in the dock at provincial court, having been picked up by police in the morning and charged with two counts breaching conditions of his previous release.
Johnson will remain in custody until he has a bail hearing on Tuesday.

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Johnson was one of a dozen men arrested last year as part of Project Bombard, a joint RNC/RCMP investigation into the activities of the Vikings motorcycle club. The investigation resulted in a slew of charges after police executed search warrants at six locations in St. John’s and Cupids, along with the seizure of items including clothing, weapons, cocaine, cannabis resin, oxycodone, temazepam pills, powder containing fentanyl, photos, cash, jewelry, eight motorcycles and two vehicles.
Johnson will go to trial alongside Vincent Leonard Sr. and James Curran over five weeks beginning Jan. 15 on charges of participating in the activities of a criminal organization, drug trafficking and possession.
He has also pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to traffic cocaine and cannabis resin, and will have a six-day trial beginning May 26.

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