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Continued: Tevlin: Hell's Angels leader tells his story with the help of the cop who caught him

  • Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 26, 2014 - 9:50 PM

So he “broke the code” and told authorities about the drug dealing being done by some members of the Hell’s Angels.

Asked whether he feels bad about the impact his drug dealing had on people, Matter said, “I do. At the time, I thought of it as something I was just selling to bikers, it was recreational. I never thought about it going to anybody else, but I’m sure it did. I got into the motorcycle clubs and saw there was a market with meth. It was an easy way to make money, it was the lure of the money.

“I’m not ashamed of who I was, but I’m really happy with the change in my life,” Matter said.

Omodt said seeing a hardened criminal such as Matter actually turn his life around has been a huge reward for him. When they decided to write the book together, they made a pact to be honest with each other.

“He’s as straightforward with me as I am with him,” Omodt said.

“When I got out [of jail], of all the people I found I could trust, one just happened to be one of the guys who put me in prison,” Matter said.

“Breaking the Code” will be available Friday on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.

jtevlin@startribune.com • 612-673-1702

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