RALEIGH, N.C. — Christopher Baker, the leader of a violent motorcycle gang, was sentenced Friday to 75 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine.
Baker, who lives in Wake County, leads the national Pagan Motorcycle Club, recognized by federal officials as an outlaw motorcycle gang.
Baker, who is one of 20 men and women charged with dozens of drug and weapons crimes, had a drug trafficking network that spanned the entire East Coast, officials said.
His 75-year sentence reflects his violence and “utter disregard for the law,” officials said in a Friday news conference.
Mike Easley, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, said Baker has been stripped of his patches, his colors and his motorcycle.
“He will never feel the open road bikers have everyday … he will spend the rest of his life in federal prison,” Easley said.
In addition to trafficking 100% pure meth — a purity officials said they have not seen in years — Easley said Baker ordered the deaths of two people and the torturing of a prospective member of the Pagan gang who stole from another member. Officials said Baker ordered the man’s fingers to be cut off with a saw while other Pagan members watched.
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