Yes Virginia. There still is a Mongols Motorcycle Club. There has to be. Without the Mongols, what would the cops in East El Lay do?
Yesterday, February 11th, police in Glendora, California arrested Ezekiel Lujan, 31, and charged him with selling drugs and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Glendora is just north of the 210 Freeway, in far northeastern Los Angeles.
Cops had been following Lujan for a month. Lujan lives in an apartment in Glendora but he was trailed to a house in West Covina that Lieutenant Joe Ward of the Glendora Police Department said Lujan was known to “frequent.” The house is in the two hundred block of North Garvey Avenue and although the accused man was not actually in the house at the time of his arrest the police were pretty sure that that was where he was going.
Ward told a couple of Los Angeles area newspapers that Lujan, “…was dealing meth all over the San Gabriel Valley.” Ward also said that Lujan is a member of the Mongols.
Police searched the house to which, they were pretty sure, Lujan was heading when they stopped him. Inside the house police found four pounds of crystal methamphetamine which Ward said should now wholesale for about $25,000 a pound.
Police also recovered $46,000 dollars; a nice, stainless steel, automatic pistol; a Mongols cut and a novelty helmet with a Mongols, club-only decal on the side. Police thoughtfully arranged the dope, the cut, the gun and the hat and took a picture so good citizens could see what an excellent job they had done.
All good citizen’s should now regard the photo at the top of this story. Pretty impressive, huh? Welcome to television.
Ward told an actual newspaper, the San Gabriel Valley News, that Lujan’s arrest was not connected to the federal investigation of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, code named “Operation Black Rain,” that led to numerous arrests last October. But, Ward was still hoping the Feds would notice.
“In law enforcement, everybody knows pretty quick when you make an arrest like this,” he told the News.
Lujan’s bail was set at $200,000. He bonded out and went home.
No one else has been arrested in connection with the case.