Police in Wilkes-Barre, PA have arrested 22 people, including a Luzerne County corrections officer, who allegedly participated in a cocaine trafficking ring tied to the local chapter of the Outlaws Motorcyle Club:
Attorney General Tom Corbett says Ronald Molnar was at the center of a drug ring that distributed narcotics worth $3.6 million in the Wilkes-Barre area. Molnar, of Wilkes-Barre, faces nine counts of delivery of cocaine and other charges. Luzerne County corrections officer John Gonda of White Haven is also charged. Corbett says the investigation started with Gonda last year and led to the arrests of 22 people. Authorities also charged Joseph Janick, the president of the Wilkes-Barre chapter of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club. They say Molnar, Gonda and others were members of the club.
Earlier this month the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control executed sealed search warrants on several properties located in southern Luzerne County including a home that was "in use by a local chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club," and although a spokesperson for the Attorney General "refused to detail the purpose of the operation" he stated that "arrests are likely in the future."