Professor Breaking Bad – Accused in Devils Disciples Biker Gang Meth Case
A teacher of kinesiology at Cal State San Bernardino, Stephen J. Kinzey, has the law after him following a raid on his home which led to the arrest of nine alleged accomplices in a methamphetamine ring.
Kinzy’s father said he was shocked upon hearing the news that his son may have lead a motorcycle gang.
“I don’t get it. He’s a Ph.D.”
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says Kinzey,43, was the leader of a local chapter of the Devils Disciples Outlaw motorcycle gang and the driving force in operating a methamphetamine production and sales ring.
The arrests of his nine accused accomplices involved in the drug ring came on the heels of the authorities alleged discover of more than a pound of methamphetamine, rifles and handguns.
Kinzey is, according to the law, still on the lam and considered armed and dangerous.
Kinzey’s dad, Hank Kinzey of Rochester Hills, Mich., was stunned by the news.
Hank Kinzey said he’s been on motorcycle rides with his son in the recent past which caused him some worry.
“I was surprised that he joined that club lifestyle, but he always kept it away from work,” Hank Kinzey said.
The local authorities are also baffled by the professor’s other life.
“To have an associate professor who is a member of the Devils Disciples and allegedly dealing methamphetamine is quite alarming,” said San Bernardino Sheriff Rod Hoops.
Steven Sanchez, a Deputy District Attorney in San Bernardino, said lawyers for Kinzey called his office to check on the amount of bail which might be set should the professor turn himself in.
Kinzey has taught at Cal State San Bernardino for 10 years, has a doctorate from the University of Toledo, a master’s degree from Indiana State University and a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University.