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Waterloo men plead guilty to gun charges


Two Waterloo men could spend ten years in prison after cops found them with guns and drugs earlier this year.

Dai'Sean Battles and Irvin Johnson, Jr. entered guilty pleas in federal court this week.

Police arrested them after a fight in May and found the weapons.

In their plea agreements, Johnson and Battles each admitted possessing concealed and loaded firearms on May 26, 2012 in Waterloo. Their firearms were discovered after the vehicle they were riding in was stopped by a patrol officer. During the traffic stop, Johnson placed his gun, a Browning Buckmark .22 caliber pistol, underneath the seat directly in front of him. Battles threw his gun, a Glock 27 .40 caliber pistol, out of the vehicle's window. Both firearms were recovered by police. The gun possessed by Battles had an obliterated serial number.

Both Johnson and Battles remain in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. They each face a possible maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and up to 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.


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