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Final sentences handed down in North Ga. motorcycle gang case
FBI investigation led to charges against 28 people since 2010
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By: Nat Gurley

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The final two men accused in a North Georgia motorcycle gang investigation by the FBI were sentenced Friday in federal court in Gainesville.

Walt Verrill, 50, of Sautee Nacoochee, and Tony Parrott, 38, of Ellijay, were the last two defendants in a 28-defendant investigation related to the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club and other clubs.

Verrill and Parrott pleaded guilty in 2013 to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to a news release from the U.S. Justice Department.

“These sentencings close a comprehensive investigation into drug trafficking and illegal gun and explosives offenses by members of motorcycle gangs operating in North Georgia,” said acting U.S. Attorney John Horn in a news release.

“The case reflects our commitment to make sure the communities in North Georgia are safe, and prevent gang members involved in drug and gun offenses from establishing a foothold there.”

Verrill received a sentence of three years and four months in prison followed by four years of supervised release. Parrott received two years and four months in prison and four years of supervised release, according to the news release.

The federal investigation began back in 2010 while examining allegations in motorcycle clubs around North Georgia related to drug dealing and illegal firearms. An undercover agent posing as a drug dealer gained information on the clubs.

In August 2012, 23 people were charged in an indictment who mostly had ties with the Outlaw Motorcycle clubs and other clubs in the region.

Of those sentenced as a result of the investigation, two were from Hall County and eight were from Gainesville.

The two from Hall County were Larry Samples, 45, and George Jordan, 48. Samples pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and received a 10-year prison sentence.

Jordan pleaded guilty to using a communication facility in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and received a 3.5-year prison sentence.

Davey Honeycutt, 47, Brandon Musser, 29, and Josue Guerrero, 22, all of Gainesville, pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid and abet the possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. Honeycutt and Guerrero received a five-year sentence, and Musser received a two-year sentence.

Phillip Honeycutt, 48, and Jesse Castillo, 23, both of Gainesville, both pleaded guilty to using a communication facility in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, resulting in a 1.5-year prison sentence for both men.

Reynol Castrejon, 33, of Gainesville, pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, resulting in a 5.5-year prison sentence.

Franscisco Montano, 28, of Gainesville, pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell a firearm to a convicted felon, resulting in a five-year prison sentence.

Juan Pablo Hurtado, 26, of Gainesville, pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number, resulting in a 1.5-year prison sentence.

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