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4/11/06-Rusk County

Suspected Bandido Gang Member Arrested In Drug Bust

55 year old David Casey was in front of the judge today, to hear the first of what may be dozens of charges against him. County, state, and federal law enforcement officers raided his house last night after they learned he may be stock-piling weapons.

Lieutenant Johnny Davidson is with the Rusk County Sheriff's Department.

He said, "There was a large safe located in the residence, which we had information on, and we were able to obtain the numbers to open the safe, and that's when all the weapons were found. Plus, there was methamphetamine inside the safe also." 

Inside Casey's house, the sheriff's departments says it found 20 grams of methamphetamine and 39 guns, including sniper rifles, and an AK-47. They also siezed six boxes of ammunition.

David Casey has been arrested at least five times, mostly on drug and weapons related charges. No convictions have ever been returned. Rusk County law enforcement is hoping, this time, the charges will stick.

They may have a violent man on their hands. Casey is believed to be a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Gang. The sheriff's department says the Bandidos generally deal in drugs and guns, the very two things Casey is accused of possessing.

"The Bandidos, years ago, they were a pretty violent motorcycle gang, and it appears they still have members who could possibly commit violent crimes," Davidson said.

The T-shirt Casey was wearing when he was arrested said "Support your local Bandidos." On the front it declared he was a "Known Associate."

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting:

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