Motorcycle gangs, particularly the rural Southern species, are as reliable as big city mobsters for imaginative nicknames and nefarious dealings with undercover government agents.
So let’s check in on "Outlaw Bubba,’’ "Panhead,’’ "Hoodlum Dan,’’ "Black Piston Walt’’ and "Outlaw Benny," reputed members of various affiliates of the Outlaw motorcycle gang of Georgia. They were among 23 people associated with the gangs indicted on drug and weapons charges after a two-year undercover FBI investigation.
The bikers were charged in six indictments and one criminal complaint with methamphetamine and cocaine conspiracy and possession, using and carrying firearms while selling drugs, and possessing illegal firearms. The indictments were unsealed Thursday in federal court in Gainesville, Ga., with the charges announced by Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
Twenty-one defendants were arrested Thursday, some at biker clubhouses, Yates’ office said in a statement. Two of those charged remained at large. Most were members of either the Outlaw club or its affiliated Black Pistons Motorcyle Club or Hoodlums Motorcyle Club, authorities said.