FBI: Hells Angels member had cache of weapons inside home

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FBI: Hells Angels member had cache of weapons inside home

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An alleged member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was ordered held without bail Friday afternoon one day after FBI agents seized a cache of weapons and drugs from his North Providence home.

Douglas Leedham, 54, was arrested Thursday after investigators conducted a court-authorized search of his apartment at Geneva Mills on Douglas Avenue.

According to an FBI affidavit obtained by Eyewitness News, agents discovered 44 grams of meth, 19 grams of cocaine, $6,422 in cash and items associated with dealing drugs inside Leedham’s bedroom, along with a shotgun, a handgun, 35 knives, four hatchets, batons, brass knuckles, and a pair of body armor vests.

FBI Special Agent Colin Woods said in the affidavit that Leedham admitted all the drugs and weapons were his.

Leedham is a full-patch member of the Rhode Island chapter of Hells Angels, according to the FBI. Target 12 also learned that the building where he resides is owned by a man previously identified as a member of Hells Angels.

Leedham was arraigned Friday on three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count each of possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm.

The FBI affidavit also revealed that Leedham’s arrest follows a Dec. 2018 incident in which he flagged down North Providence police because two women were losing consciousness inside his truck due to apparent drug overdoses. Both women survived.

Leedham was previously arrested on weapons charges in Dec. 2012. The following September, he pleaded guilty in Superior Court to carrying a pistol without a license and was given a five-year suspended sentence.

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