Professor Of Meth
California college professor accused of leading drug-dealing motorcycle gang.
A California college professor is on the run from the law.
Investigators say for at least six years Steven Kinzey, 43, has worked as Associate Professor at Cal State San Bernardino.
Authorities say that during that time he was also the head of a methamphetamine ring, and part of a motorcycle gang.
"The person who seemed to be leading this was Mr. Steven Kinzey, a member of the Devils Disciples motorcycle gang, and from our investigation he appears to be the president of the Mountain chapter. It also came to light he was a university professor," according to Detective Jason Rosenbaum, of the San Bernadino Sheriffs Department.
Authorities raided Kinzey’s home, and recovered a pound of methamphetamine as well as a number of rifles, handguns and biker paraphernalia.
A dozen people were arrested during the raid, including Holly Robinson, Kinzey's girlfriend.
On campus it's summer session right now, and some students were amazed to learn that a meth ring might have ties to their campus.
"Shocking and overwhelming. Who would have thought, a professor? A respectable profession," asks Miguel Gonzales, an economics major.
"I do hope they find this man, and that justice comes to him, because what he did was outrageous," according to Victoria Hunt, a liberal studies major.
Vowing full cooperation with investigators, CSUSB President Albert Karing said in a statement:
"To our knowledge this is the first notice anyone on our campus has had regarding this situation. Our university police department and the entire campus community, as relevant, will work as closely as possible with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to assist with the investigation to help assure that all the facts are accurate."