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Houses of Hells Angels Raided in Arms, Drug Hunt

April 30, 1987|Associated Press

SAN BERNARDINO — Twelve clubhouses or homes believed used by the Hells Angels motorcycle club were raided today by officers from 10 jurisdictions with warrants alleging gambling, drug and weapons violations.

About 90 officers served search warrants in three counties alleging conspiracy to operate slot machines and possession of illegal firearms, drugs, cash and stolen property, said Sgt. Mike Stodelle of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, which coordinated the raids.

Stodelle said there had been six confirmed arrests by mid-morning and seizures of slot machines, a fully automatic machine gun, narcotics, a large quantity of stolen property, and $14,000 in cash.

He estimated the value of the property confiscated at more than $50,000.

But he said he had not heard from all of the officers involved in the raids.

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