This undated photo provided by the Westmoreland County Prison shows Dennis "Rooster" Katona.
, who is well-known for his
ties to the outlaw Pagans Motorcycle Club, was jailed after a state police SWAT team raided his
Pennsylvania home on Wednesday, June 30, 2011 and allegedly found cocaine and methamphetamine.(AP Photo/Westmoreland County Prison)
The reputed national president of the outlaw Pagans Motorcycle Club was jailed after a state police SWAT team raided his
Pennsylvania home and allegedly found cocaine and methamphetamine.
Dennis "Rooster" Katona is well-known for his
ties to the outlaw biker gang, including playing a role in a bloody 2002 rumble with the Hells Angels in New York that sent him to prison for several years.
was arraigned by video from the Westmoreland County Prison and was ordered held in jail after he
was unable to immediately post $750,000 bail.
The district judge's staff said he
appeared without counsel, and online court records do not list an attorney for him.
Authorities have identified Katona
as the national president of the Pagans
The group's former leader was sentenced to federal prison for racketeering in December, though Katona
was not named in two 2009 grand jury documents targeting the gang.
Nine years ago, federal prosecutors in New York identified Katona
as the group's national sergeant-at-arms when he
pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy for helping lead a Pagans
attack on a biker convention in Plainview, N.Y.
In that case, Katona
acknowledged that Pagans
from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and elsewhere went to the Long Island biker convention in February 2002 to retrieve Pagan property "by force.
One man was killed and 10 others injured in the melee.
One of 73 Pagans
convicted in the case, Katona
pleaded guilty in June 2002.
was released from prison in 2006 for the Hells Angels attack.
was not among 55 Pagan members and associates who were indicted by a federal grand jury in Charleston, W.Va., in 2009 on kidnapping, racketeering and other charges.
A Pennsylvania state grand jury returned a presentment in Pittsburgh, also in 2009, identifying the gang as participating in a drug ring supplied by dealers in Atlanta, but Katona
was not named in that investigation either.