April 20, 2014

Aryan Nation Members Busted

( 4UMF NEWS ) Aryan Nation Members Busted:

A three-year undercover investigation led to the arrest Thursday of six people who are members or associates of the Aryan Nations, Kavallerie Brigade and the Outlaws motorcycle club, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

Law-enforcement teams hit several locations in Central Florida and Chicago to make the arrests, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Those arrested were:

-Leah Klose, 40, of St. Cloud on a charge of possession of cocaine.

-Brian Klose, 49, also of St. Cloud, on charges of trafficking in hydrocodone and oxycodone, threatening to throw a destructive device, manufacturing and selling drugs and buying cocaine.

-Ronald Cusack, 47, of St. Cloud on charges of delivery of cocaine and threatening to throw a destructive device.

-Deborah Plowman, age unavailable, on a charge of possession of hydrocodone. She was arrested in Chicago.

-Carlos Eugene Dubose, 54, of Orlando on charges of threatening to throw a destructive device and trafficking in oxycodone.

-Harold Johnson Kinlaw, 54, of east Orange County, on charges of threatening to throw a destructive device, attempting to solicit conspiracy and evidencing prejudice.

The Kloses, Cusack and Dubose are being held in the Osceola County Jail. Kinlaw is being held at the Orange County Jail.

Other agencies involved in the operation were the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Joint Terrorism Task Force, the St. Cloud Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Aryan Nations is a white-supremacist group that splintered into smaller groups after it lost a civil lawsuit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center and its founder died in 2004, according to the center’s website, which lists the 1st SS Kavallerie Brigade Motorcycle Division as one offshoot.

The Outlaws motorcycle club has a long history in Central Florida with roots that reach back to the Chicago area.

Story @ Orlando Sentinel