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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 4, 2019

Seventeen Individuals, Including Several Members Of The Pagans Motorcycle Club, Plead Guilty For Conspiring To Distribute Methamphetamine

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces guilty pleas by the following individuals in four separate cases:

United States v. Barbara Caylor-Hernandez et al., Case No. 6:18-cr-184-Orl-37TBS

Name Age/City Date of Plea Pleaded Guilty to the Following Charge

Barbara Caylor-Hernandez

  a/k/a “Barb”

  a/k/a “Barbie”

47, Ormond Beach

1/9/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Ramiro Fraire-Chavarria

44, Dalton, GA

1/29/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Michael Babin

47, Daytona Beach

1/20/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Melanie Kerr

28, Daytona Beach

1/30/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Keith Simmons

41, Oak Hill

1/16/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and distribution of 50 or more grams of methamphetamine.

Carla Ray

51, Oak Hill

1/29/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Spencer Burkard

49, New Smyrna Beach

1/31/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and distribution of 50 or more grams of methamphetamine.

Robert Foster

357, St. Augustine

1/24/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and distribution of 50 or more grams of methamphetamine.

Daniel Barbarino

54, Daytona Beach

1/28/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Andrew Shettler

  a/k/a “Yeti”

33, Palm Coast

1/30/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Brian Burt

  a/k/a “Sledge”

47, Port Orange

1/16/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Lawrence Sann

55, Bunnell

1/25/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.

 United States v. Keith Kirchoff et al., Case No. 6:18-cr-183-Orl-37DCI

Name Age/City Date of Plea Pleaded Guilty to the Following Charge

Andrew Shettler

  a/k/a “Yeti”

33, Palm Coast

1/30/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Michael Andrews

  a/k/a “Clutch”

33, Palm Coast

1/29/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

 United States v. Cindy Bledsoe et al., Case No. 6:18-cr-182-Orl-37KRS

Name Age/City Date of Plea Pleaded Guilty to the Following Charge

Jason Stringer

38, Daytona Beach

1/29/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Michael Andrews

  a/k/a “Clutch”

33, Palm Coast

1/29/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

United States v. Salvador Rivas et al., Case No 6:18-cr-213-Orl-37TBS

Name Age/City Date of Plea Pleaded Guilty to the Following Charge

Salvador Rivas

  a/k/a “Shadow”

29, Jacksonville

1/31/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Melissa Ford

35, Daytona Beach

1/28/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and distribution of 50 or more grams of methamphetamine.

Theodore Bilski

53, Daytona Beach

1/29/2019

Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Caylor-Hernandez, Fraire-Chavarria, Babin, Kerr, Simmons, Ray, Burkard, Foster, Barbarino, Burt, Shettler , Andrews, Rivas, Ford, and Bilski each face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. Sann and Stringer each face a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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.

During the investigation, law enforcement learned that Caylor-Hernandez was one of the leaders of a DTO distributing kilogram amounts of methamphetamine to other DTOs and individuals located in central Florida. Members of the Caylor-Hernandez DTO transported methamphetamine from Georgia to various cities in central Florida, including St. Augustine, Holly Hill, and Daytona Beach, for further distribution.

One of the members of the Caylor-Hernandez DTO, Kerr, then distributed the methamphetamine to Burt and Shettler. At the time, Burt was a member of the Pagans’ Mother Chapter, a group of 13 members that direct the Pagans’ criminal activities throughout the United States. Shettler was a member of the Thunderguards Motorcycle Club, a club affiliated with the Pagans.  

Law enforcement also learned that Andrews, who was the sergeant-at-arms or enforcer for the local Pagans’ chapter located in Daytona Beach, received distribution amounts of methamphetamine from several sources, including a DTO operating in both Georgia and central Florida. That DTO transported large amounts of methamphetamine from Georgia to central Florida for further distribution.

These cases were investigated by the FBI, DEA, 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 February 4, 2019