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Social media posts lead to federal prison sentence for Waterloo man

Social media posts lead to federal prison sentence for Waterloo man

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Jumonie Dontez Wilson

Jumonie Dontez Wilson: 

Social media posts lead to federal prison sentence for Waterloo man

CEDAR RAPIDS --- A Waterloo man who was observed on two separate occasions with guns on social media by the police was sentenced Tuesday to more than a year in federal prison.

Jumonie Dontez Wilson, 18, received the prison term after a June 17, 2019, guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a drug user.

In a plea agreement, Wilson admitted he possessed guns on two separate occasions in January 2019, at a time he was a marijuana user. On both occasions, Wilson was observed on social media possessing a gun just prior to police finding him with the gun. Other social media posts showed Wilson in possession of and using marijuana. During the first incident, Wilson threw a gun out the window of his residence as officers approached to conduct a search. At sentencing, the court found that Wilson possessed the firearms in connection with the crimes of possessing a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and carrying weapons.

Wilson was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by U.S. District Court Judge C.J. Williams to 21 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Wilson is being held in the U.S. Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Nydle and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Cedar Falls Police Department, and the Waterloo Police Department.


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