Hells Angel pleads guilty to drug and gun charges

Mugshot of Douglas Leedham from a 2012 arrest by RI State Police

By The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island man federal authorities say is a full member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges.

Federal prosecutors say 54-year-old Douglas Leedham pleaded guilty Tuesday to trafficking methamphetamine and cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He faces up to 40 years in prison at sentencing on July 29.

Leedham was arrested in February after a court-authorized search of his North Providence home found about 39 grams of methamphetamine, 19 grams of cocaine, two handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, body armor, dozens of knives and hatchets, brass knuckles, and material used in the packaging and distribution of drugs.

Because he had been convicted of carrying a firearm without a license in 2013, he was not allowed to own guns.

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