Authorities Wednesday announced 14 arrests stemming from an 11-month undercover investigation into alleged firearms and drug-trafficking violations by an East County outlaw motorcycle gang.
"Operation Blue and White" targeted members and associates of the Peckerwoods club, according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Announcing the results of the probe at a midday briefing were Davy Aguilera, assistant special agent in charge of the Los Angeles Field Division of the ATF, and San Diego County Assistant Sheriff Earl Wenworth.
During the operation, undercover ATF agents purchased one stolen firearm, methamphetamine, marijuana and a variety of pills, including Vicodin, Oxycodone and Percocet, authorities said.
Those arrested face a variety of state charges, including illegal possession of firearms, sales and distribution of narcotics, assault likely to cause great bodily injury, commercial burglary and possession of stolen property.
In addition to those taken into custody today, nine state search warrants were executed. As a result of those actions, agents seized an additional 24 firearms, including assault weapons, handguns, shotguns and rifles, 1.5 pounds of marijuana, two dozen cannabis plants from a grow house, 600 tablets of Oxycodone, 100 tablets of Percocet, 50 tablets of Vicodin, and 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine.
Those arrested were:
Ronald Luetticke of Lakeside, Peckerwoods president, booked on suspicion of assault likely to cause great bodily harm
Randal Luetticke of Santee, Peckerwoods vice president, accused of assault likely to cause great bodily harm
Darrel Denniston of Santee, Peckerwoods sergeant-at-arms, on suspicion of assault likely to cause great bodily harm
Michaelle Denniston of Santee, for allegedly making criminal threats
Charles Anthony Giallombardo of La Mesa, Peckerwoods treasurer, for alleged sales of a controlled substance
Margaret Young of La Mesa, for alleged sales of a controlled substance
Shawn Davidson of Lakeside, Peckerwoods secretary, on suspicion of assault likely to cause great bodily harm
Randy Luetticke Jr. of Santee, a Peckerwoods prospect, accused of assault likely to cause great bodily harm
Jason Bradford of La Mesa, a Peckerwoods prospect, for allegedly receiving stolen property
Joseph Santos of Santee, a Peckerwoods prospect, on suspicion of assault likely to cause great bodily injury
Michael Caviness of El Cajon, a Peckerwoods member, for alleged assault likely to cause great bodily harm
Merle Willman of Lakeside, a Peckerwoods associate, accused of assault likely to cause great bodily harm
Dean Deluke of Santee, a Peckerwoods associate, for alleged possession of a controlled substance for sale
Adam Hamilton of Santee, a Peckerwoods associate, on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance
Assisting the ATF in the investigation were the San Diego County Sheriff's and Probation departments, La Mesa Police Department, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, El Cajon Police Department, California Highway Patrol, California State Parole Department, San Diego County District Attorney's Office and U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern Judicial District of California.
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