Confirmed Sacramento Skinheads member gets 75 to life for meth sales, possession
News10.net, May 29, 2013
SACRAMENTO - A confirmed member of the Sacramento Skinheads gang was sentenced Tuesday to 75 years to life in prison, plus nine years determinate, consecutive after being convicted on drug charges.
According to spokesperson Shelly Orio of the Sacramento County District Attorney's office, Charles Gilbert Demar III was convicted by jury on May 1, of two counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, transporting methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine for sale. The jury also confirmed Demar, who had four prior convictions, had committed the crimes for the benefit of, or in association with the Sacramento Skinheads street gang.
Demar was arrested in March 2011, during a traffic stop in part of an undercover surveillance operation conducted by the Citrus Heights Police Dept., said Orio.
Citrus Heights police officers spotted Demar driving in his truck and contacted the Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. for assistance. Sheriff's deputies attempted to stop Demar on Highway 50 but he did not immediately yield. Deputies and the in-car camera then caught Demar throwing something out of the passenger window, said Orio.
Demar eventually stopped his vehicle and the objects thrown out of the window were discovered to be 1.4 ounces of methamphetamine, packaging and a scale, Orio said.
According to Orio, ensuing searches of Demar's apartment and garage returned a large amount of Sacramento Skinhead signs, and pictures of Demar with other validated members of the gang. Pseudoephedrine, chemicals and paraphernalia used to manufacture methamphetamine were also found, along with several containers of methamphetamine in liquid form.
A video was also discovered on Demar's cell phone showing him manufacturing methamphetamine in his apartment with another person., Orio said.
Police have also characterized Demar as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of reputed white supremacist leader David Lynch.