PHILADELPHIA -- The Drug Enforcement Administration said Friday two members of the heavy metal band 'Slaughter' have been arrested and charged with delivering cocaine to Pennsylvania.
Sam Billbrough, head of the DEA office in Philadelphia, said Timothy Patrick Kelly, 30, a guitarist with the band, and tour manager Scott Cadwallader, 27, both of Henderson, Nev., were arrested Thursday in Las Vegas.
They were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine. If convicted, they face a minimum of five years in jail and fines of up to $2 million.
The indictment returned in Philadelphia Dec. 8, 1992, and only unsealed recently, said Kelly and Cadwallader were responsible for delivering 1 kilogram of cocaine to Gary Degennaro of Levittown in 1987. Degennaro was convicted on drug charges and sentenced to five years in prison.
Billbrough said the pair allegedly are part of a smuggling ring that carried cocaine from California to other parts of the United States.