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Lynn cops, feds roust alleged outlaw bikers

alleged gang bikersBy Dan O’Brien/The Daily ItemLYNN – Lynn police and federal authorities moved in on a handful of alleged Hells Angels members early Thursday morning, arresting at least six men on various charges including possession of methamphetamines.Between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., police arrested Eric Franco, 32, of 81 Birch St. #1, Lynn; Christopher Sweeney, 37, of 74 Robinson St. #2, Lynn and Glen Flanagan, 45, of Laconia, N.H. Shawn Hines, 38, of 32 Great Woods Road, Lynn, was taken into custody around 12:15 p.m.In addition, Lynn police assisted the feds in arresting Thomas Nolan, 34, of 20 Nichols Ave #1, Lynn and Christopher Ranjeri, 39, of 38 Great Woods Road, Lynn on undisclosed federal charges.Police released few details surrounding the arrests, but said Franco, Flanagan and Sweeney were still in police custody early Thursday night, while Nolan and Ranjeri were taken into federal custody. Hines was arraigned yesterday afternoon in Lynn District Court on drug charges.Franco, Sweeney and Flanagan were each charged with possession of a class B drug, methamphetamine, and possession of a class D drug, marijuana.According to a police report, Hines was arrested when he came home around noon as police carried out a search warrant at his Great Woods Road residence. Police were granted the search warrant after IRS officials had already searched his home on an earlier search warrant and allegedly found three buds of marijuana and a Percocet pill, according to police. During the second search, police said no additional narcotics were found.Sweeney and Franco were allegedly involved in a quadruple stabbing and beating of four members of the Bandidos, a rival motorcycle gang, during an Arkansas gathering in late July. Police also arrested alleged Hells Angels members Jason D. Gallo, 36, of Peabody and Manny R. Montiero, 33, of Danvers in connection with the attacks.On Aug. 17, Lynn District Court Judge Michael Lauranzano ordered Franco remain out of jail despite his alleged probation violation for being involved in the Arkansas attacks. At the time, his next scheduled court date was Oct. 4 for a surrender hearing. Probation officers had asked the judge to order Franco serve one year in prison, a one-year suspended sentence and three years probation.Hines was arrested in Lynn on Aug. 16, 2005 for assault with a dangerous weapon.and federal authorities moved in on a handful of alleged Hells Angels members early Thursday morning, arresting at least six men on various charges including possession of methamphetamines.Between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., police arrested Eric Franco, 32, of 81 Birch St. #1, Lynn; Christopher Sweeney, 37, of 74 Robinson St. #2, Lynn and Glen Flanagan, 45, of Laconia, N.H. Shawn Hines, 38, of 32 Great Woods Road, Lynn, was taken into custody around 12:15 p.m.In addition, Lynn police assisted the feds in arresting Thomas Nolan, 34, of 20 Nichols Ave #1, Lynn and Christopher Ranjeri, 39, of 38 Great Woods Road, Lynn on undisclosed federal charges.Police released few details surrounding the arrests, but said Franco, Flanagan and Sweeney were still in police custody early Thursday night, while Nolan and Ranjeri were taken into federal custody. Hines was arraigned yesterday afternoon in Lynn District Court on drug charges.Franco, Sweeney and Flanagan were each charged with possession of a class B drug, methamphetamine, and possession of a class D drug, marijuana.According to a police report, Hines was arrested when he came home around noon as police carried out a search warrant at his Great Woods Road residence. Police were granted the search warrant after IRS officials had already searched his home on an earlier search warrant and allegedly found three buds of marijuana and a Percocet pill, according to police. During the second search, police said no additional narcotics were found.Sweeney and Franco were allegedly involved in a quadruple stabbing and beating of four members of the Bandidos, a rival motorcyc

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