Two Motorcycle Gang Members Arrested; Weapon and Drugs Seized, According to Officials

SCPD: Salvatore Manfredonia III of West Nyack, 35, and John Balogh of Bronx, 58, were found in possession of Oxycodone and a 9mm handgun.

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Centereach, NY - Suffolk County Police have arrested two motorcycle gang members in connection with drugs and weapon charges during a traffic stop in Centereach.
A Sixth Precinct police officer pulled over a vehicle, driven by Salvatore Manfredonia III, on Hawkins Road for failing to stop at a stop sign at approximately 8:45 p.m. Manfredonia III was found to be in possession of Oxycodone. His passenger, John Balogh, was found in possession of a 9mm handgun. Manfredonia, a member of the Satans Soldiers Motorcycle Club, and Balogh, a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, had just left the Hells Angels April Bash held on Lynbrook Street in Centereach.
Manfredonia, 35, of West Nyack, was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. Balogh, 58, of Bronx, was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Balogh was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip. Manfredonia will be arraigned on a later date.
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