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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Leader Of Pagans Motorcycle Gang In Florida Sentenced To Eleven Years In Prison For Role In Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. today sentenced Brian Burt, a/k/a “Sledge,” (47, Port Orange) to 11 years in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Burt pleaded guilty on January 16, 2019.

According to court documents, in April 2017, the FBI, and later the DEA, began an investigation into the drug trafficking organizations (DTO) that had supplied motorcycle clubs, including the Pagans Motorcycle Club, operating in the Middle District of Florida with distribution amounts of methamphetamine. At the time, Burt was a member of the Pagans’ Mother Chapter, a group of 13 that directed the Pagans’ criminal activities throughout the United States and conspired with different DTOs to distribute methamphetamine in and around Daytona Beach.

To date, 19 individuals have been found guilty as a result of this joint investigation.

“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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Volusia Bureau of Investigation, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Daytona Beach Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Shecter.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated April 9, 2019