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Professor at Cal State accused of drug crimes

Posted on in Drug Crimes

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is accusing a Cal State San Bernardino professor of running a drug operation. Law enforcement reportedly conducted a raid on the professor's home and arrested nine people on suspicion of committing California drug crimes. Authorities say the accused professor was not apprehended in the raid.

A report in the Los Angeles Times does not indicate what information led law enforcement to the professor's residence. Law enforcement claims they seized more than a pound of methamphetamine, as well as guns, body armor and biker gear at the professor's home during the recent raid. Police claim the professor led not only the methamphetamine operation, but also led a local chapter of a motorcycle gang.

San Bernardino deputies reportedly arrested the nine people after the raid, claiming they are all involved in the drug operation as mid-level and street-level drug dealers. Authorities claim the professor was the leader of a local chapter of the Devils Diciples Outlaw motorcycle gang.

San Bernardino Sheriff Rod Hoops admits it is unusual to suspect a college professor of drug crimes. At a recent news conference, the Sheriff said, "to have an associate professor who is a member of the Devils Diciples and allegedly dealing methamphetamine is quite alarming. I mean, it's unusual to say the least."

Neighbors of the professor indicate that he and his girlfriend have always been friendly. Although the professor would occasionally have friends over who ride motorcycles, there were never any loud parties at the residence and no one ever fired up the motorcycles late at night.

Source: Los Angeles Times, "Shock over allegations that professor led motorcycle gang," Phil Willon, Sept. 2, 2011

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