Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hells Angels president sentenced for trafficking meth

Richard W. Mar, president of the Monterey chapter of Hells Angels was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison. Mar is also banned from being a member of or associating with the Hells Angels for four years after his release from prison.

Between 2002 and 2010, Mar supplied "significant quantities" of methamphetamine to a trafficking network headed by James H. McAuley Jr., then vice president of the Rochester Hells Angels. McAuley and others traveled to Monterey to buy the drugs from California, which were then shipped to the Rochester area and sold. McAuley was arrested in 2007 on federal racketeering charges, but while imprisoned, he continued to direct the trafficking operation through his wife, Donna Boon.
Mar continued to supply the network until July 2010 and ultimately admitted to trafficking up to 15 kilograms of methamphetamine.

The Mar sentencing ends a major investigation that resulted in the February 2012 indictment and arrest of seven members and associates of the Rochester and Monterey Hells Angels for drug trafficking and racketeering. McAuley was sentenced to 25 years in prison.