EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KSDK) - A 24-year-old Alton man has pleaded guilty in federal court to unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
Brian L. Edelen made the plea Wednesday.
He is scheduled to be sentenced September 23, 2013. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Edelen was found with a semi-automatic pistol hidden in the bottom of a trash can in his bedroom during an April 26, 2012 parole compliance check. He was placed under arrest at that time.