KEY WEST (CBSMiami) — A Florida man and member of the Pagan’s motorcycle gang was arrested Thursday after cocaine and firearms were found in his home.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Justin Meyer, of Key West, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.READ MORE: Miami Beach’s Deauville Hotel, made famous by the Beatles, poised for a comeback
“I will never tolerate criminal activity whether by individuals or groups,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “I want to thank and commend my staff and our law enforcement partners for taking this suspect off the streets.”
Local and federal law enforcement teamed up to execute a search warrant at the home on the 2700 block of Staples Avenue Thursday afternoon.
Meyer was found on the property holding a firearm, but he dropped the firearm upon seeing law enforcement, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. There was also an adult female and two children at the property who were not arrested.READ MORE: Property insurance changes aimed at stabilizing market
The Sheriff’s Office found the following:
- 11.8 grams of cocaine
- An AR-15 rifle
- A .45-caliber pistol
- A 9mm pistol
- 140 rounds of ammunition
- $3,310 in suspected drug proceeds
- A digital scale
Police say Meyer was convicted in Monroe County in 2013 for grand theft.
In 2019, the Sheriff’s Office arrested another Pagan’s motorcycle gang member for making threats on Facebook.MORE NEWS: Coral Gables resident says city's automatic license plate recognition cameras are a constitutional violation
Adam Matthew Miller, 42, of Big Pine Key, posted a picture of himself holding a knife that was captioned: “Support Pagan’s MC or else! Support or life support! Sons of the Fire God coming to a neighborhood near you!”