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White supremacist, black gang member join to make meth

(ST. LOUIS DISPATCH TODAY) — Making methamphetamine also can make strange bedfellows, police said after federal charges revealed an alliance between what they describe as a white supremacist and a black inner-city gang member.

The partnership blossomed when Richard Treis met an associate of Robert “Biz” Swinney’s at a halfway house in St. Louis, investigators said.

Treis, 38, joined the Aryan Nations while in a federal penitentiary for meth-related crimes, according to Franklin County officials and the Drug Enforcement Administration. They said Swinney, 22, is a documented gang member.