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Modesto drug convict denied parole

The former president of the Barhoppers, an outlaw motorcycle gang that was known for moving large quantities of methamphetamine through the Central Valley, has spent 26 years behind bars and was denied parole for the seventh time last week after a hearing at Folsom State Prison.

According to a statement from the Stanislaus County district attorney's office, Glenn Gary, 61, used the promise of drugs to lure a biker from a rival gang, the Hangmen, to his Modesto home in 1981.

Gary kidnapped Casey Allen Wallace, 23, then took him to an orchard where he beat him and shot him in the head three times. Later, Gary bragged that he had used Wallace's .38-caliber revolver to do the deed.

When he was arrested, Gary had 8 pounds of methamphetamine in his possession, an amount that had a street value of $300,000 in 1980.

Gary was convicted of first-degree murder and using a gun in the commission of a crime in 1982, then sentenced to 27 years to life in prison. He will have another parole hearing in three years.

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