Hell’s Angel to forefeit gun and cash in plea deal

LACONIA - A man believed to be affilliated with the Hell's Angels motorcycle club has agreed to forfeit $6,472, a handgun and ammunition as part of a federal plea agreement.

Timothy D. Raxter, 53, was arrested last year by local police after a search of his pickup turned up a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic, the cash, and 13.5 grams of what field tested positive as methamphetamine.

The investigation began with a reported domestic assault of a woman on Church Street. The victim told police Raxter was a member of the Hell's Angels and that she'd seen him carry a black handgun that he'd stash behind the seat of his truck. She also told police she'd seen him carry sums of money and drugs in a Royal Crown bag in his 2006 GMC pickup, according to police.

Laconia police issued a statewide alert for police to be on the lookout for Raxter, who was then only wanted for domestic assault and criminal mischief.

Raxter, who at the time was living at 65 Fillmore Ave., turned himself in when he learned he was wanted. He was informed by police he must surrender any weapons because of the domestic order of protection against him, but he denied owning a gun.

Police asked for permission to search Raxter's truck, which had been located parked on Jefferson Street, but he refused. After obtaining a search warrant, police found a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol in the cab, along with the cash, plus 13.5 grams of what field tested positive as meth.

In March 2017, Raxter was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm - in 1999 he was convicted of felony drug possession in Belknap County - and possessing 10.18 grams of meth with intent to distribute. He was released from custody after posting $10,000 cash bail.

In June 2017, Belknap County dismissed state charges against Raxter after he was indicted by a federal grand jury. The federal indictments mirrored the dismissed state charges.

Raxter plead guilty in November and is awaiting sentencing. The drug charge is potentially punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $1 million. The maximum penalty for the firearms charge is up 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 10 a.m. on March 30.

A hearing scheduled for Tuesday in Belknap County Superior Court on the forfeiture of the gun, money and ammunition was cancelled after the state filed a proposed final decree, which now awaits a judge's signature.

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