The Breed Motorcycle Club is a "one-percenter" motorcycle gang that was formed in Jersey City, New Jersey during the late-1960s. It is one of the most powerful biker gangs in the Northeastern United States, with a number of chapters in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Although The Breed were founded in the 1960s, the gang did not start to expand rapidly until the early 1980s when members of the Aces and Eights Motorcycle Club, based in Riverside, New Jersey, patched over in 1983. In 1986, the Branded Motorcycle Club and Bandana Motorcycle Club were both absorbed into The Breed.
The club is said to specialize in producing, transporting and distributing methamphetamine. Three members of The Breed were arrested in July 2003 for beating up a former member of the club and various other charges. On October 5, 2002, Sanford Gorzelsky, Scott Lear and Frederick DeCapua attacked Arne "Ole" Olsen at the My Way Cafe in Long Branch, New Jersey in retaliation for his testimony in a court case involving other Breed members.
On July 21, 2006, fifteen members of The Breed were arrested for running a large scale crystal methamphetamine ring after a year-long investigation by the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department, known as "Operation Breed on a Wire". Among the accused were two chapter presidents. The drug ring operated in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and distributed over 120 pounds of crystal methamphetamine from May 2005 through June 2006, which has an estimated street value of more than $11.25 million. Police also seized more than 22 pounds of crystal meth, nearly $500,000 in cash and bank deposits, 44 firearms, including one submachine gun, 10 improvised explosive devices, various vehicles and 24 motorcycles during a series of raids. Authorities now maintain that the gang no longer exists.
The Breed MC
Founded: 1968 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Years active: 1968-present
Territory: Northeastern United States
Membership: 50-100 full-patch members
Criminal activities: Drug trafficking, arms dealing, extortion, prostitution and money laundering
Rivals: Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans and Warlocks
See also: Biker Gangs