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Motorcycle club target of probe

Authorities were rounding up 12 members and associates of the Pasco chapter of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club late Friday after a six-month undercover investigation called Operation Wizard.

The 12 people face a total of 31 counts including sale, possession and delivery of cocaine, armed trafficking in cocaine, dealing in stolen property and weapons charges.

The investigation was conducted by the Pasco and Hillsborough sheriff's departments and state attorneys' offices, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco and the statewide prosecutor.

Late Friday, four of the 12 suspects were in custody: chapter president Lee Allen Carter, 37; treasurer and road captain Morgan Jay Odell, 32; member Daniel Arturo Sisto, 32; and Crystal Lynn Powell, 21. All four live in Zephyrhills.

The Pasco chapter has a clubhouse on Urban Road in Zephyrhills and is associated with chapters in Orlando and Brevard County.