Biker gang members arrested on marijuana distribution charges

4:59 PM, Jan 30, 2009   |    comments
  • A June 2008 raid at the home of one of the accused, Gerald Dragich
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KSDK -- Fifteen members of a notorious local biker gang have been arrested for allegedly distributing large amounts of marijuana across the country.

According to an indictment, between 1994 and the present, the 15 defendants listed below were involved in a conspiracy to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms marijuana.

The defendants are part of a motorcycle gang called the "Invaders Motorcycle Club," which was has chapters in several states, including Missouri, Illinois, Indiana.

The investigation, which was led by DEA across the nation and in the St. Louis area.

Each defendant was indicted on one felony count of conspiracy to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.  There is also a forfeiture count, which means that if the men are convicted they will have to give up the proceeds and property taken from their marijuana sales. The grand jury set that amount at $7,500,000.

Below is a list of those indicted: 

Edward John Boroughf, 39, St. Louis County

Robert Allen Turner, 60, Dupo, Illinois

Victor Dwayne Ashworth, 48, Warrenton, MO

William Arthur Bellmore, 53, Jasper County, Illinois

Gerald Wayne Dragich, 55, Jefferson County, MO

Donald Steven Emory, 49, Jefferson County, MO

Stephen Patrick Morris, 46, St. Genevieve County, MO

Michael Shawn Ashworth, 44, St. Louis County, MO

Daniel Charles Inman, 54, St. Louis County, MO

Timothy Jay Bartruff, 51, St. Louis County, MO

Timothy James Rappleano, 43, Boone County, MO

Raymond Edward Bodway, 36, St. Louis County, MO

Gary Wayne Null, 35; Boone County, MO

Ronald A. Young, 51, St. Louis County, MO

Shane L. Rohlfing, 31, St. Louis County, MO


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