Alleged Hell’s Angels member to serve up to 40 years in prison

Douglas Leedham North Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) — A North Providence man alleged to be a member of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang will spend at least five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges Tuesday.

FBI agents raided 54-year-old Douglas Leedham’s apartment at Geneva Mills back in February and found meth, cocaine, two pistols, a shotgun, two body armor vests, an assortment of knives, hatchets and batons, drug packaging equipment and more than $6,000 in cash. 

Prosecutors said he was prohibited from owning the guns because he was convicted in 2013 of carrying a pistol without a license, a felony.

At the time of Leedham’s arrest in February, prosecutors said the investigation into him began after a December 2018 incident in which two women overdosed while in his truck with him. Both of those women survived.

Leedham pleaded guilty Tuesday to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute both cocaine and methamphetamine.

He faces a minimum of five and maximum of 40 years in prison. He has been held since his arrest and will be sentenced on July 29.

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