Federal authorities say that the Modesto Hells Angels president and two others were taken into custody on multiple drug charges. Another person faces charges, but police are not sure where he is. Specifically, they were charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine as well as conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. According to authorities, the president's wife delivered drugs to various people in Ceres while a prospect was tasked with finding drugs and delivering them to the club president.
According to police, the prospect was once found to be in possession of 499 grams of methamphetamine. The president's wife was once found to be in possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop. At the time, the woman was on her way to Redding to deliver the drugs to a customer on orders given by her husband. As part of the investigation that led to the charges, police conducted a raid on the Hells Angels clubhouse in Modesto.
An attorney for the group says that authorities seized a variety of club merchandise from that location. The raid was performed as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). Authorities said that members of the Hells Angels located at the clubhouse were cooperative during the search. If convicted on the charges, the individuals currently in custody could face up to life in prison.
Individuals who are facing allegations of selling or possessing drugs could face a variety of consequences including prison time or a fine. A judge may also include probation or other penalties as part of a conviction on a federal crime. In some cases, defendants will be subject to mandatory minimum sentences. Therefore, it may be best to consult with an attorney with experience in federal crimes who may be able to get drug or other charges reduced or dismissed.