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A Seattle man was arrested for possession of drugs and stolen firearm

A Seattle man was arrested for possession of drugs and stolen firearm 1

In Seattle, Joshua Lobben, aged 32, was arrested and charged as a federal felon as he failed to comply with the supervised release. He has earned his current jail time due to his gun possession and drug-related charges. U.S District Court of Tacoma has found this man guilty of ownership of methamphetamine with distribution intention along with owning a firearm that adds up to his drug trafficking activities. The two acts have mandatory imprisonment punishment, and the accuser will be sentenced on 15 February 2021 by U.S. District Judge Benjamin.

A Seattle man was arrested for possession of drugs and stolen firearm 2

On leaving the Puyallup motel on 29 April 2020, the suspect was approached by law enforcement following the record filed and plea agreement of the case. As per the rules of drug trafficking in 2015 federal conviction, Lobben’s arrest warrant was issued for violating his supervised release. The accuser was found to possess greater than six pounds of methamphetamine in a bag, stolen firearm placed in his waistband, smaller sum of steroids and heroin, and three thousand fentanyl pills. A second loaded firearm and exceeding amount of $64,000 in the case was found in a bag from him. The accuser accepted that for drug trafficking acts, and he possessed a firearm.

Due to the number of drugs in the case, Lobben faces a mandatory minimum of ten years in prison. Possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime is punishable by a mandatory minimum consecutive five-year sentence.

Compulsory prison of at least ten years is given to accuser because of the number of drugs in this case. Furthermore, the ownership of firearm-related to crimes of drug trafficking has a compulsory five-year sentence.

Grays Harbor Drug Task Force (GHDTF), the Lewis County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tacoma Resident Office were responsible for investigating this case, along with the prosecution that is being done by Assistant United States Attorney Jonas Lerman.

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Written by Gary Thompson

Mr. Thompson has been working with Lawyers Tank since 2019. He is one of the senior correspondents at Lawyers Tank. Previously he was a political analyst at CNBC. Mr Thompson has 3 beautiful daughters and a loving wife. In leisure, he likes to read about international politics and spend time with family.

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