Lee Marvin Matthews admits to using drugs while possessing guns

10:02 AM, Jul 17, 2012   |    comments
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East St. Louis, Ill (KSDK) -- An East St. Louis man admitted to having two guns while on marijuana.

Lee Marvin Matthews, 22, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of a controlled substance on July 16, according to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen Wigginton.

Matthews was in St. Clair County when he had a 9mm pistol and a semi-automatic rifle in late August 2011.  He admitted to using marijuana daily for two years.

Matthews will be sentenced in November. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fire of $250,000.


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