Burlington man sentenced to probation for marijuana and gun charges | The Hawk Eye – Burlington, IowaPosted by On

A Burlington man discovered with marijuana and a gun inside his home during a police raid last March has been sentenced to probation.

On March 27, Lanard Williams, 33, was charged with controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp (both class D felonies), keeping premises for controlled substance violation (aggravated misdemeanor), and being a person ineligible to carry dangerous weapons (serious misdemeanor).

That same day, detectives with the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Taskforce executed a search warrant at Williams’ home on the 1500 block of Smith Street in Burlington as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation in the Des Moines County area, according to a criminal complaint.

As a result of that raid, police located several packages of marijuana, weighing a total of 327.2 grams, packing materials, a digital scale, and a Rock Island Armory 1911 with an extended magazine loaded into the pistol, according to the complaint.

Williams pleaded not guilty to the charges in April 2023.

But on Dec. 1, Williams pleaded guilty to all the charges except for the keeping premises for controlled substance violation charge.

On Monday, Williams was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay a $2,480 fine.

Williams was represented in the case by Burlington attorney James Carter.

District Eight Judge Shane Wiley presided over the case.

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