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Hells Angels Face Drug Charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Las Vegas men identified as Hells Angels motorcycle club members pleaded not guilty to federal conspiracy to distribute cocaine charges following their arrests by federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents.

A third man identified as a Las Vegas chapter president was in a Henderson jail awaiting arraignment Thursday on similar charges.

Federal Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach allowed 41-year-old Keith Hare and 32-year-old Miguel Macias to go free Wednesday with restrictions pending trial Jan. 9.

The judge unsealed three indictments that had been sealed pending the arrests.

Records showed that 44-year-old Paul Seifert was in federal custody Wednesday at the Henderson city lockup pending his initial court appearance.

Authorities said the Las Vegas charges didn’t relate to recent violence involving Hells Angels members in northern Nevada and California.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or edistributed.)


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