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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Florida Member Of Thunderguards Motorcycle Gang Sentenced To Ten Years For His Involvement In Two Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracies

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Andrew Shettler a/k/a “Yeti” (36, Daytona Beach) to 10 years in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Shettler had pleaded guilty on January 30, 2019.

According to court documents, in April 2017, the FBI, and later the DEA, began an investigation into the drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) that had supplied motorcycle clubs, including the Pagans Motorcycle Club and their affiliated groups operating in the Middle District of Florida, with distribution amounts of methamphetamine. To date, 21 individuals have been found guilty as a result of the joint investigation.

Shettler was a member of the Thunderguards Motorcycle Club, a club affiliated with the Pagans Motorcycle Club. He conspired with several members of the Pagans to distribute methamphetamine in and around Daytona Beach.

“This case exemplifies the cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to dismantle dangerous criminal organizations that threaten the safety of our communities,” said Rachel L. Rojas, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Jacksonville Division. “The FBI will continue to target the leadership of these organizations and bring them to justice for the harm caused by their criminal actions.”

This case was investigated by the FBI, the DEA, the Volusia Bureau of Investigation, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Daytona Beach Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Shecter.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 29, 2019