Ricky Blackwell, 30, who is a member of the Hells Angels chapter in Modesto was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd to six and a half years in prison for firearms possession and drug trafficking charges.
A wiretappe of Blackwell’s phone calls where he was heard discussing drug dealing and a firearm, cocaine, drug packaging materials and Hells Angels memorabilia which were seized from a safe in his home during search warrant execution in June 2019 were used as evidences.
The case is a result of a large joint operation of FBI, ATF, IRS and local law enforcement services aimed at Modesto chapter of the Hells Angels.
Other members and associates of the Hells Angels Modesto chapter including chapter’s president, Randy Picchi, his wife, Tina Picchi, Michael Mize and Michael Pack are charged in related cases.
A status conference regarding those four cases is set April 14, said Lauren Horwood, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California.