WATERLOO – A Waterloo man who was found with several gun has been sentenced to prison for being a marijuana user in possession of firearms.
Authorities said Paris Clevonte Lyes, 22, bought a 9mm Glock pistol, a .22-caliber Mossberg 715P pistol and a 7.63mm Romarm/Cugir Mini Draco pistol in 2016, and on July 6, 2017, Waterloo police found him with marijuana and scales during a traffic stop on Logan Avenue.
Subsequent searches in the investigation turned up the loaded Glock handgun and a 30-round magazine for the weapon and a stack of counterfeit $100 bill at his home, and the Romarm and Mossberg weapons, along with several high-capacity magazines, 831 rounds of ammo, masks, bandannas and gloves inside an unoccupied vehicle.
On Thursday, Judge Linda Reade sentenced Lyes to three years and 10 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $5,000 in fines. The prison time is to run concurrent with any sentence in a case involving state drug charges.
Court records allege that when Lyes was detained during the July 2017 traffic stop, he told investigators he used marijuana a few times a week and sold about two ounces of marijuana every three weeks.