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Cedar Rapids man sentenced on federal gun charges

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A Cedar Rapids man who admitted to being a marijuana user and was caught with a recently fired semi-automatic handgun was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison Thursday.

Police were called to a report of shots fired on August 12, 2006, at about 3:30 a.m.

On scene, officers say they found Timothy Posley, 25, with a semi-automatic handgun in his waistband and 12 empty shell casings that were matched to that gun.

Officers say Posley also had five baggies of marijuana and $360 cash in his pockets.

He admitted he was a marijuana user.

Posley pleaded guilty to one charge of being an illegal drug user in possession of a firearm on May 28, 2010.

The court says Posley's sentence was increased, in part, because he continued to use marijuana in violation of pre-trial release conditions.

Posley was sentenced to four years and ten months in prison and a three-year term of supervised release after the prison sentence.

There is no parole in the federal system.

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