Coralville Man Sentenced on Federal Felon in Possession Charge
DAVENPORT, IA - On July 17, 2014, Orlando Antwoin Brown, age 31, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 46 months imprisonment, after pleading guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Brown was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the imprisonment and pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.
On July 12, 2013, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a residence in North Liberty, Iowa. In this apartment, law enforcement officers found and seized several items including: a digital scale in a kitchen cabinet; a marijuana grinder; a green book bag on the kitchen floor containing approximately 2.9 ounces of marijuana and 11 individually wrapped rocks of crack cocaine, ecstasy pills; and a loaded Springfield Armory Model XD 9 mm handgun found in a kitchen drawer. This same firearm was identified as stolen in a 2012 Iowa City burglary. Brown had a residence in Coralville, but was distributing drugs out of the North Liberty location. Brown admitted that the Springfield Armory Model XD 9 mm handgun and the 9 mm ammunition belonged to him, that he knew this firearm and ammunition were located in the kitchen where they were found, and that he had access and control over this firearm.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Johnson County Drug Task Force, the Iowa Department of Public Safety-Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the North Liberty, Iowa, Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.