A FORMER outlaw motorbike gang leader will spend at least a year in jail after being caught with a cache of weapons, drugs and stolen goods in Wangaratta.
Ronnie Thomas Harding, 52, was jailed and fined in the Melbourne County Court on Monday, close to 18-months to the day after police raided his Wangaratta South property.
Police raided his home on Glenrowan Road and the Tramps clubhouse on Frank Hayes Drive on January 6 last year.
They spent hours removing explosives, guns and drugs from the properties.
Officers had alleged Harding was still the head of the gang, but he said he had folded the group two years before the raids.
The Tramps had been linked to at least five serious incidents up until 2013.
A 2014 hearing was told the Frank Hayes Drive clubhouse was shot up in 2002 by rival bikies the Outcasts.
There was a brawl between the Tramps and the Outlaws at the Albion Hotel in 2001, and someone attempted to run down a Tramps member and his son.
A Tramps bikie was also badly beaten by seven other members for apparently having an affair with a member’s wife.
Gang members also got together with the Satan’s Soldiers clubhouse in Melton in 2013 to discuss a run-through of a rival gang, which eventually occurred and resulted in a bikie being shot.
Harding will serve a maximum term of two years and was fined $600.