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Cedar Rapids Man Pleads Guilty To Drug, Gun Charges

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(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- A Cedar Rapids man, found with more than $123,000 and drugs, has pleaded guilty to weapon and drug charges. Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Gorrell called 911 and reported a drug overdose in his home in July of this year. Police found a person, dead as well as cash, meth, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, and T-H-C wax at the home, some of it stuffed in the ductwork of his Cedar Rapids home.

One month later, during a second search, a gun, more than $15,000, and more illegal drugs were found at Gorrell's home. Police say Gorrell also tested positive for methamphetamine. Sentencing is pending.

Gorrell faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a protected location. He also faces a fine of not more than $20,000,000 plus fees. For possessing a firearm as a drug user, Gorrell faces no more than 15 years in prison without the possibility of parole, a fine of not more than $250,000 plus fees, followed by three years of supervised release.


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