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Western New York couple plead guilty to meth trafficking

NEWS10, Feb 23, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Prosecutors say a leader of the Hell's Angels in Rochester was also the leader of a methamphetamine trafficking network.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 66-year-old James McAuley Jr. of Oakfield pleaded guilty to conspiracy and distribution charges Monday. His 50-year-old wife, Donna Boon, also pleaded guilty to the same charges.

Prosecutors say that between 2002 and 2010, McAuley arranged for methamphetamine from California to be sold in western New York. McAuley was a member and vice president of Rochester Hell's Angels at the time.

He and his wife were among several people charged as part of a 2012 drug and racketeering investigation into the Rochester and Monterey, California chapters of the Hell's Angels. They'll be sentenced May 24.