Project Forseti informant faces 26 weapons charges
A former police informant is facing 26 weapons charges after police executed a high-risk traffic stop Tuesday.
Noel Harder, who was involved in the Project Forseti operation, was also charged with possession of fentanyl and breach of probation.
Around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, patrol officers stopped an SUV after receiving a report that the driver was observed in possession of a gun.
Police located the vehicle parked near the intersection of Powe Street and Rayner Avenue. Harder, the alleged driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, was allegedly found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, ammunition, a knife, an imitation firearm, bear spray, an axe and Fentanyl.
The 39-year-old was an inside man in the Saskatoon Police Service’s massive crackdown on the Hells Angels and Fallen Saints.
Harder is in the middle of a lawsuit against the RCMP, claiming police and the Crown didn’t keep him safe after the investigation.
Harder made his second appearance on the charges in Provincial Court on Friday. He is expected to be back before a judge on Oct. 5.