September 20, 2017
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Motorcycle club members go on trial in drug case

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — The drug trafficking trial of an ex-president of the Maine chapter of the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club and two of his associates is under way in U.S. District Court in Portland.

A federal prosecutor told jurors Tuesday that drug ledgers, wiretapped phone calls and testimony from witnesses will be enough to convict Richard Szypt, Roman Dellosantos and Sherwood Jordan. Szypt, of Haverhill, Mass., served as president from 2005 until last spring, when the indictments were handed up.

In their opening statements, defense lawyers said the government won’t be able to establish their clients’ involvement in an alleged conspiracy to funnel large amounts of cocaine and marijuana between Massachusetts and Maine.

The Portland Press Herald said the trial could last two weeks.


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