A Lubbock man with ties to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas has been arrested and indicted. The Aryan Brotherhood is known as a Neo-Nazi criminal organization made up of mostly current and former inmates.

40-year-old Preston Meyke was arrested back on October 13, 2020, after an LPD unit pulled him over for a traffic stop. After checking his driver’s license, police determined that Meyke had a known gang affiliation with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.

Because of his affiliation, officers asked to search his vehicle, but Meyke declined, so a K-9 unit was called to the scene. The K-9 alerted officers to the presence of drugs inside the vehicle, so police detained Meyke and searched his vehicle.

A thorough search revealed a collapsible baton in the passenger seat, as well as 2 firearms and multiple narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Preston has been indicted on a federal charge of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms. Meyke is still being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center.

Meyke isn’t the only alleged white supremacist to be indicted in Lubbock. Earlier in April 2020, 23-year-old Aiden Bruce-Umbaugh was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for illegally possessing firearms and ammunition.

Bruce-Umbaugh was first arrested in November of 2019 after authorities found multiple weapons inside his car: an AR-15, two AK-47’s, a 9mm pistol, and a large amount of ammunition. He was later determined to be a member of the Neo-Nazi group AtomWaffen, an organization that has been tied to murders and planned domestic terror attacks.

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