PORTLAND, Conn. (WTNH) – State police conducted a large-scale drug bust at a commercial building in Portland Wednesday night after a months-long investigation.

State police said investigators executed a search warrant at the Ruthless 4 Life Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Clubhouse at 115 Airline Ave. just after 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Troopers said members of the public made several complaints regarding large gatherings at the location where open drug and alcohol use was causing “significant quality of life issues for the community.” The use of the adjoining Little League baseball field was impacted, sometimes resulting in canceled games and practices due to the alleged illegal activity nearby.

State police said Ruthless 4 Life was using their Portland charter clubhouse to facilitate the sale of controlled substances. Several dealers, some traveling in from out of state, would rent space in the clubhouse to sell large quantities of controlled substances, according to state police.

The search warrant was executed while one of the events was occurring with approximately 90 people. Police were able to safely detain all parties without incident.

State police say 25 people were arrested and the following items were seized:

– Proceeds of illegal activity amounting to $51,470 in U.S. currency

– 118 pounds of marijuana

– 8.5 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms

– Several thousand grams of THC-based products

– Several thousand hallucinogenic-based products

– Two illegally possessed firearms

The video below is from a previous newscast.

State police arrested and charged the following people:

  • Shane M. Adams, 46, of Middletown, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to sell and was released on bond.
  • Jonathan Alexander, 33, of Ludlow, MA was charged with possession with intent to sell hallucinogenic, sale of hallucinogenic, and possession with intent to sell over 1kg of cannabis and was released on bond.
  • David A. Burt, 31, of Wallingford, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to sell and was released on bond.
  • Stephen Carkin, 35, of Foxboro, MA was charged with possession with intent to sell hallucinogenic, sale of hallucinogenic, and possession with intent to sell over 1kg of cannabis and was released on bond.
  • Tessa Cote, 27, of Ludlow, MA was charged with possession with intent to sell hallucinogenic, conspiracy to sell hallucinogenic, and possession with intent to sell over 1kg of cannabis and was released on bond.
  • Tessie Deschaine, 42, of Terryville, was charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis/cannabis products and was released on bond.
  • Michael Gambardella, 33, of West Haven was charged with possession with intent to sell hallucinogenic, sale of hallucinogenic, and possession with intent to sell over 1kg of cannabis and was released on bond.
  • Sherry L. Geisler, 47, of Springfield, MA was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to sell and was released on bond.
  • John Grillo, 59, of Quincy, MA was charged with possession with intent to sell hallucinogenics and was released on bond.
  • Jian Guo, 33, of Maspeth, NY was charged with possession with intent to sell over 1kg of cannabis and was released on bond.
  • Holloman-Ellis, Ian-Isaiah, 27, of Middletown was charged with possession with intent to sell over 1kg of cannabis.
  • Kody Kellry, 25, of Simsbury, was charged with two counts of illegal sale of a controlled substance, illegal sale of cannabis, and conspiracy to possess with intent to sell and was released on bond.
  • Erica Kruieger, 47, of Plainville was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to sell and was released on bond.
  • Kevin J. Malley, 58 of East Hampton, CT was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to sell and was released on bond.
  • William T. Maynard, 51 of East Hampton, CT was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to sell and was released on bond.
  • Kevin O’Malley, 50, of Newington was charged with two counts of illegal sale of a controlled substance and illegal sale of cannabis and was released on bond.
  • Rory Hyde, 37, of Wesley Chapel, FL was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to sell, conspiracy to sell hallucinogenic, possession with intent to sell over 1kg cannabis, two counts of possession of a pistol without a permit, and two counts of weapons in a motor vehicle and was released on bond.
  • Rashann Rankins, 48, of Rocky Hill, was charged with possession with intent to sell over 1kg of cannabis and was released on bond.
  • Victor Rook, 38, of Wallingford, was charged with possession with intent to sell over 1kg of cannabis and possession with intent to sell hallucinogenic and was released on bond.
  • Christopher Ronnow, 25, of Bridgeport was charged with possession with intent to sell over 1kg of cannabis and was released on bond.
  • Abigail Trifono, 30, of Plainville was charged with the illegal sale of a controlled substance and illegal sale of hallucinogenics and was released on bond.
  • Jose M. Velez, 57, of North Haven was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to sell and was released on bond.
  • David Viengngeune, 40, of Woonsocket, RI was charged with two counts of illegal sale of a controlled substance and was released on bond.
  • Tiffany Wagher, 39, of Sturbridge, MA was charged with as charged with possession with intent to sell hallucinogenic and possession with intent to sell over 1kg of cannabis and was released on bond.
  • Aaron Weiss, 57, of East Hartford was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to sell and was released on bond.

The First Selectman Ryan Curley shared that families were seeing the facility’s clientele walk back from the building and “party” in their cars. He said some families reported having smoke from the clientele billow towards children while playing on the Bill Nolan field.

Curley said concerns from residents and parents led to this months-long investigation.

“It’s because of families like the ones that… our little league families in town that are concerned, that bring this forward and help to keep this community a safe community for everyone,” he said.

State police said there is no threat to the public.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.