Pagans Gang Leader Charged With 177 Felonies, 3 Misdemeanors
PROVIDENCE, RI — The man state police put at the top of the bike gangs in Rhode Island is 33-year old Deric McGuire. After Wednesday’s arrests of 50 alleged bike gang members and their associates, state police presented an organizational chart with the accused people’s mug shots. McGuire, head of the local Pagans gang, was running the show, according to the chart. Thursday, he appeared in Providence District Court to face a judge. According to the state Judicial Portal, he is being charged with 177 felonies and three misdemeanors. Most of the charges go back to March 2017. (Police had McGuire and the others under electronic surveillance and intercepted both text and telephone messages, according to the state police press release.) Among recent charges, two were filed in the last couple of days. One is for residential mortgage fraud, and the other is for receiving stolen goods. There may be other charges pending.
McGuire is being held without bail. No plea was entered in court on Thursday.
Patch will update this story with the list of charges pressed against the other defendants. Here are the charges against McGuire.
1. Manufacturing/Delivering/Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Deliver Schedule I/II Controlled Substance-1st Offense, Felony, Reported 03/17/2017
2 Manuf/Sell/Poss/Del Controlled Substances – Marijuana > 5 kg – 1st Offense, Felony
3 Conspiracy – Drug – Felony Greater Than 5 Years to Life, Felony, Reported 03/17/2017
4 Manuf/Del/Poss With Intent Manuf/Del Sch I/II Controlled Substance-1st Offense, Felony
5 Conspiracy – Drug – Felony Greater Than 5 Years to Life, Felony. Reported 03/17/2017
6 Conspiracy – Drug – Felony Greater Than 5 Years to Life, Felony. Reported 03/17/2017
7 Manuf/Sell/Poss/Del Controlled Substances – Cocaine > 1 kg – 1st Offense. Felony. Reported
8 Conspiracy – Drug – Felony Greater Than 5 Years to Life. Felony.