Eastern California Prosecutor’s Office, U. S., reports that the vice president of the Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking he was accused of.
The trial of 33-years-old Michael Shafer from Modesto will take place on October 22.
Shafer faces a term of imprisonment of 5 to 40 years and a fine of five million for the possession and distribution of drugs.
The investigation lasted several years and ended in 2019. During this time, members of Hells Angels who were involved in the possession and distribution of drugs and marijuana were arrested. Also after wiretapping Schaefer’s phone calls, investigators found evidence in a conspiracy with an imprisoned Hells Angel for the heroin supplying charges into Pleasant Valley State Prison.
Accusations of conspiracy to distribute and store methamphetamine were brought against the club president Randy Picchi, his wife Tina Picchi, Michael Mize, and Michael Packt.
Ricky Blackwell, another club member, was sentenced to 6.5 years for distributing cocaine and possessing firearms for criminal purposes