Two suspected members of the Pagans motorcycle gang were arrested in separate incidents — one for having an outstanding warrant and another for illegal weapon possession.
“Anyone who comes to the Florida Keys and commits crimes will be on my radar,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “I am committed to the safety of this community.”
According to deputies, Nicole Marie Fortier, 45, Spring Hill, Florida, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine (.4 grams), possession of a concealed weapon without a permit (a 9mm pistol), and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on U.S. 1 near 17th Court in Marathon.
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The driver of the vehicle, Nicholas Joseph La Bella, 69, also of Spring Hill, Florida, was cited for traveling 60 mph in a 35 mph zone and for not wearing a seat belt.
La Bella admitted to speeding to keep up with a group of motorcyclists also affiliated with the Pagans.
Brandon Orlando Ebbs, 43, of Bayville, New Jersey, was charged with violation of probation for a DUI out of Monroe County following a traffic stop while riding a motorcycle on Big Pine Key.
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