(Cedar Rapids, IA) — A Cedar Rapids man, found with more than $123,000 and drugs, has pleaded guilty to weapon and drug charges. Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Gorrell called 911 and reported a drug overdose at his home in July of this year. Police found a person, dead as well as cash, meth, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, and THC wax at the home, some of it stuffed in the ductwork of his Cedar Rapids home.
One month later, during a second search, a gun, more than $15,000, and more illegal drugs were found at Gorrell’s home. Police say Gorrell also tested positive for methamphetamine. Sentencing is pending.
Gorrell faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a protected location. He also faces a fine of not more than $20,000,000 plus fees. For possessing a firearm as a drug user, Gorrell faces no more than 15 years in prison without the possibility of parole, a fine of not more than $250,000 plus fees, followed by three years of supervised release.