Timothy Silvia, the former President of the Brockton chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, was sentenced in a federal court Wednesday to more than 21 years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release for “conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine” the FBI reports.

His co-defendant and close gang associate Todd Donofrio, 39, of Stoughton, was sentenced to 10 years to be followed by five years of supervised release. Both pleaded guilty in October 2008.

The two men were arrested in July 2007 during a raid on their Taunton clubhouse. The search turned up 17 guns, $100,000 in cash and 116 grams of cocaine.

Silvia, 44, and Donofrio were charged in connection with “Operation Roadkill”, a two-year investigation in Southeastern, Mass. The operation has resulted in charges against 15 members and associates of the “Outlaws”, according to the FBI.

The case against Silvia and Donofrio was investigated by the FBI, Massachusetts State Police, Taunton Police, Brockton Police and the Plymouth County sheriff’s department.

The Outlaws Motorcycle Club was established in Illinois in 1935. Today the gang, who’s main rival is the Hell’s Angels, has more than 200 chapters across North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

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