December 10, 2020 – The feds struck a blow to The Pagan’s Motorcycle Club this week, indicting 30 Pagan’s from the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday in three interrelated cases for largescale narcotics trafficking and firearms offenses.

The No. 1 defendant in the bust is the Steel Town USA chapter’s aptly named Sergeant-At-Arms William (Pittsburgh Billy) Rana. Teams of DEA and ATF agents raided the chapter’s McKees Rocks clubhouse Wednesday morning, confiscating drugs, guns, $30,000 in cash and a box of stolen Rolex watches.

Rana, 40, is charged with taking part in a meth conspiracy. Rana’s right-hand man and reputed enforcer, Eric (Knuckles) Armes, is the No. 2 defendant in the bust.

Under the stewardship of muscle-bound national president Keith (Conan the Barbarian) Richter, The Pagan’s are in the midst of an ambitious and widely-reported expansion campaign aimed at taking over biker gang affairs for the entire east coast region of the country. Richter runs the club from his home base in Long Island, New York. He’s opened nine new chapters scattered throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Connecticut since taking power in the club in the late 2010s.

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