CHP dispatcher, Hells Angels husband face drug, weapons charges
A California Highway Patrol dispatcher and her Hells Angels husband are due to be arraigned in court on suspicion of drug, gun and bribery charges.
Dennis Killough, 42, and his 35-year-old wife, Sarah Barham Killough, were arrested after federal agents served a search warrant Dec. 13 at their home in Vacaville. The arrests followed a months-long investigation that was kicked off when Dennis Killough sold stolen military equipment to an undercover officer, CBS Sacramento reported.
Dennis Killough -- who is a convicted felon and member of the Vallejo chapter of the Hells Angels -- also allegedly sold an AR-15 rifle to undercover agents and was dealing methamphetamine with his wife.
Federal investigators believe Sarah Killough, a CHP employee since 1999, used her position to provide information to her husband for a drug trafficking transaction with undercover agents.
The CHP told CBS13 that she was no longer with the department as of Dec. 9.
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined the CHP’s internal investigation to make the arrests.
Detectives seized a handgun at the Hells Angels facility in Vallejo and a sawed-off shotgun from the couple’s Vacaville home, Fox 40 reported.
While neighbors feel safer with the Killoughs behind bars in the Yolo County Jail, their concern is mainly for the couple’s young son.
“We looked first and that is when I saw all the SWAT members in this area right here,” said neighbor Brittany Johnson, “You could hear them yelling to get on the ground because our walls are so thin.”
Sarah Killough faces charges of possession of methamphetamine for sale and bribery. Her husband is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, sale of an assault weapon, being armed with a firearm during a controlled substance offense and transportation of methamphetamine for sale, according to the criminal complaint cited by the Daily Democrat.
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