2 Texas sheriff deputies charged in meth ring case

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Nearly 30 defendants, including two Texas sheriff deputies, face federal charges of operating a methamphetamine trafficking ring that was active in Texas, Arizona and California.

Federal authorities on Friday announced the 110-count indictment, which was returned earlier this week in Lubbock. It targets members of the Aces and Eights Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, as well as two sheriff's deputies in Hockley County, Texas.

The indictments allege that motorcycle gang founder Bobby Duwayne Froman recruited fellow bikers to transport cash to Modesto, Calif. There, they allegedly bought large quantities of methamphetamine and transported it to Levelland, Texas, about 30 miles west of Lubbock.

The deputies, Gordon Clark Bohannon and Jose Jesus Quintanilla, allegedly provided the gang members with sensitive law enforcement information.