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Friday, July 15, 2011

Krakow Area Meth Lab Busted 3rd Time Last 15 Months

Franklin County Narcotics officers raided a suspected meth lab on Whiskey Creek Road at Cedar Lane shortly after noon Thursday, July 14. 
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Franklin County Sheriff's Officers' Search for Wanted Man Leads to Drug Arrests

Cops Raid Meth Home Again; Suspects Taken Into Custody

On Drug-Related Charges
  
By Gregg Jones, Union Missourian Editor
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Authorities arrested three suspects on meth-related charges at the same home where they have busted two meth labs in just over a year - this time the suspects also could face charges for endangering the welfare of an elderly man.
Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit (FCNEU) officers arrested a 55-year-old female resident of the home, a 34-year-old St. Clair man and Shannon Stephens, 25, originally of St. Clair.
The home is located on Whiskey Creek Road near Cedar Lane.
Stephens was arrested on a warrant for an ordinance violation in Jefferson County.
FCNEU Detective Sgt. Jason Grellner said authorities got word that a suspect known to make meth was staying at the ranch-style home.
Officers saw the man and Stephens inside the home through the door of the walkout basement. When they knocked on the door two suspects were seen inside.
Once the suspects realized police were at the door, they began "scrambling," Grellner said.
Narcotics officers then smelled a chemical odor through a flue in the rear of the home.
Police went into the home and found the two suspects who had allegedly dumped chemicals, paraphernalia, marijuana, and possibly methamphetamine in the toilet, clogging it.
There also were burnt "foilies" and syringes for personal use at the scene.
"Officers had to literally pick through the toilet where they dumped everything including uncapped syringes," Grellner said.
Police also arrested the woman who lived at the home who is the daughter-in-law of an 82-year-old man who was staying in the upper level of the home.
The 55-year-old suspect and the St. Clair man had not been charged at press time.
The elderly resident was transported to St. John's Mercy Hospital, Washington, and examined due to the exposure to dangerous chemicals, Grellner said.
In a vehicle owned by Stephens, officers found a 30-pound propane tank that was half full containing anhydrous ammonia, a chemical sometimes used to manufacture meth.
Authorities also contacted the Missouri Division of Aging to find suitable housing for the elderly man.
Police will seek charges against the woman living in the home for allowing the suspects to manufacture meth.



Earlier Busts
Grellner said narcotics officers had been at the same home June 10, 2010, and again on April 20, 2011, and seized a meth lab. During the June 2010 bust, officers seized meth lab components from the basement of the home where two suspects had been living.
In a wooded area nearby, officers found 10 compressed air tanks, five of them containing anhydrous ammonia, along with two stolen nurse tank hoses that investigators believe were used to steal the anhydrous ammonia from farms in northern Missouri.

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department announces they will be conducting sobriety check points starting this evening, lasting until Sunday July 17th. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department this weekend’s check points will be held at previous drinking related traffic crash sites.
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Alleged Motorcycle Gang VP "Animal" Seeks Bail in Philadelphia UPDATE: Wheels of Soul Motorcycle Club Biker Gang Accused in St. Louis of Murders, other crimes


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Alleged motorcycle gang VP seeks bail in Philly


Associated Press

Posted on July 15, 2011


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A leader of a nationwide motorcycle club described by prosecutors as a violent criminal enterprise is due in court Friday in Philadelphia.
  
A lawyer for Wheels of Soul vice president James "Animal" Smith says he'll seek bail at the afternoon hearing.
  
Lawyer William Brennan describes the 64-year-old Smith as "clean as a whistle," with no prior convictions.
  
But federal prosecutors are expected to seek to extradite Smith to St. Louis, where an 18-person indictment was unsealed this week.
  
The Wheels of Soul motorcycle club has a "Mother Chapter" in West Philadelphia which was raided by authorities on Tuesday.
  
Prosecutors say the group orchestrated violence and mayhem that included at least three murders across the country.
  
The defendants are from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Colorado.


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A police officer leads away a person in handcuffs wearing a Wheels of Soul shirt Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Philadelphia.
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Biker gang accused in St. Louis of murders, other crimes

BY ROBERT PATRICK
post-dispatch.com
 Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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ST. LOUIS • Eighteen current or former members of a national motorcycle gang have been indicted on federal racketeering charges in St. Louis and accused of a series of murders and other crimes, an indictment unsealed Tuesday says.
Three others face gun charges, and 17 of the 21 have been arrested, the U.S. Attorney's office said.
The 40-page indictment against the club's national vice president, two regional vice presidents and others says that the Wheels of Soul motorcycle club is a "criminal organization" involved in a nationwide feud with rival clubs that spawned many of the crimes.
The indictment accuses members of murders in Missouri, Illinois and Ohio, including the Aug. 15, 2009 murder of a rival gang member in St. Louis and plans to shoot members of a different club in January in East St. Louis.
It accuses members of a drive-by shooting in Colorado and also accuses club members of drug dealing and arson and talks of members having a variety of weapons. At least one was caught with high explosives, the indictment claims.
The indictment was handed down June 9 but not unsealed until Tuesday.

Motorcycle gang members face murder, drug charges

POSTED: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 11:51 am

BY: Associated Press

By 
JIM SALTER
Associated Press

Investigators go into a Wheels of Soul location on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Eighteen members of a motorcycle gang known as Wheels of Soul face a federal indictment on charges ranging from racketeering to kidnapping to murder, including for fatal shootings in three states. The indictment handed up June 9 was unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. The defendants are from seven states, including Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eighteen members of a motorcycle gang known as Wheels of Soul face a federal indictment on charges ranging from racketeering to kidnapping to murder, including for fatal shootings in three states.
The indictment handed up June 9 was unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. It wasn’t immediately clear if any of the defendants had attorneys.
The defendants are from seven states: Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin and Kentucky.
The indictment alleges that Wheels of Soul is governed by the “Mother Chapter” in Philadelphia, with regional chapters around the country. Federal agents raided two Wheels of Soul clubhouses in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Members wear a black vest adorned with patches on the back and commonly refer to the gang as “the Nation.”
The indictment alleges that a select few gang members achieved “1%er,” or “Diamond” status for particularly violent activity. It accuses gang members of planning extortion against smaller gangs; distributing drugs, especially crack cocaine; plotting and carrying out several acts of violence including kidnapping, robbery and murder.
It also accuses gang members of several shootings, including three that were fatal: In St. Louis in 2009; in Chicago in January; and in Marion, Ohio, in March.
Some of the violence cited in the indictment was breathtaking. One member allegedly stabbed another person in the head during a fight at a Chicago motorcycle club, then shot another in the stomach.
In January, six of the accused went to an East St. Louis, Ill., nightclub intending to kill members of the rival Outkast OMG gang, according to the indictment. The plan was foiled because several police officers were seen near the club.


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