College Professor Allegedly Led Drug Ring, Motorcycle Gang

Authorities are searching for a teacher at Cal State San Bernardino, who allegedly was the leader of a drug ring and a motorcycle gang

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    Authorities are searching for a teacher at Cal State San Bernardino, who they say, was the leader of a drug ring, and a motorcycle gang. (Published Thursday, Sep 1, 2011)

    A professor at Cal State San Bernardino is now a fugitive from the law.

    For at least six years Steven Kinzey, 43, has worked as an associate professor of kinesiology at Cal State San Bernardino, investigators said. Authorities said they believe he was also the head of a methamphetamine ring and part of a motorcycle gang.

    "The person who seemed to be leading this was Mr. Steven Kinzey, a member of the Devils Disciples motorcycle gang, and from our investigation he appears to be the president of the Mountain chapter," said detective Jason Rosenbaum, of the San Bernadino Sheriffs Department. "It also came to light he was a university professor."

    Authorities raided Kinzey’s home and recovered a pound of methamphetamine and rifles, handguns and biker paraphernalia. A dozen people were arrested during the raid, including Holly Robinson, Kinzey's girlfriend.

    On campus, it's summer session and some students were amazed to learn that a meth ring might have ties to their campus.

    "Shocking and overwhelming. Who would have thought, a professor? A respectable profession," said Miguel Gonzales, an economics major.

    "I do hope they find this man, and that justice comes to him, because what he did was outrageous," said Victoria Hunt, a liberal studies major.

    Vowing full cooperation with investigators, CSUSB President Albert Karing said in a statement: "To our knowledge this is the first notice anyone on our campus has had regarding this situation. Our university police department and the entire campus community, as relevant, will work as closely as possible with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to assist with the investigation to help assure that all the facts are accurate."

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