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State Police Arrest Alleged Leader Of Motorcycle Gang

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — State police arrested the alleged national president of the Pagans motorcycle gang in Westmoreland County.

Police arrested 45-year-old Dennis Katona on Wednesday night during a raid on a home on Evanstown Road in Herminie.

Katona, also known as “Rooster,” had been under investigation by state police.

Katona has been jailed charges of drug distribution.

State police found a large quantity of cocaine and methamphetamines inside the home.

“We confiscated close to what would be 200 ounces of controlled substance,” State Trooper Steve Limani said. “To give you an idea of street value – looking around $20,000.”

A state police helicopter hovered over the home while the SWAT Team set off flash bangs as they took Katona into custody.

He previously served time in federal prison after pleading guilty in 2002 to organizing a highly-publicized violent attack on the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang in New York.

According to the Post-Gazette, Katona was the current president of the national Pagans organization.

“We were very fortunate we were able to gain entry into the house and no one was injured, we were able to take the person into custody we believe to be the manufacturer and distributor of narcotics and so far, so good,” Limani said.

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