Cedar Rapids man gets 4 years for gun possession, smoking weed

A 20-year-old was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison for being an unlawful user of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, the Justice Department announced Sept. 15.

According to court documents, Elijah Devonn Oshay Morse, from Cedar Rapids, was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Dec. 4 for allegedly shooting at two people from a porch.

At the time of his arrest, Morse was carrying a loaded Smith & Wesson .357 revolver, a large wad of cash and 13 grams of cocaine, authorities said. During an interview with investigators, he admitted that the gun was his and that he smoked marijuana.

While in prison, Morse must complete treatment for substance abuse and undergo a mental health evaluation. In addition to the prison sentence, he must also pay a $100 fine. There is no parole in federal system.

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