Reported motorcycle gang member arrested on weapons and drug charges

Jay Prater

Jay Prater

A Gardnerville Ranchos man was arrested on Friday on a federal indictment for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and having a controlled substance.

Jay Prater, 40, was taken into custody by the Regional Gang Unit, Douglas County Street Enforcement Team, the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Authorities say Prater is a validated member of the POBOB outlaw motorcycle gang and a Northern Rider Prison Gang member and has a violent criminal history.


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