(The Smoking Gun) – In another instance of harmony in post-racial America, a white Aryan Nations member joined forces with a black gang member to distribute methamphetamine in Missouri, according to federal investigators.
The partnership between white supremacist Richard Treis, 38, and Robert “Biz” Swinney, 22, was torn asunder by an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration probe that resulted in this month’s indictment of Treis, Swinney, and five codefendants on a variety of drug distribution and conspiracy charges.
According to investigators, Swinney allegedly marshaled a network of friends, relatives, and fellow gang members in St. Louis to purchase decongestants containing pseudoephedrine from various stores.
Swinney then allegedly sold the pseudoephedrine to Treis, who cooked it down into meth.
The odd couple is pictured in the above mug shots.
If convicted of the various felony charges, each man faces decades in prison (where they would be unlikely to share a cell).
Treis’s rap sheet includes a November 2004 federal conviction for pseudoephedrine possession (he was spotted buying large quantities of the drug at Target and Walmart). Sentenced to 63 months in prison, Treis was released from Bureau of Prisons custody last June. He was on probation from that narcotics conviction when busted in the current case.