A man who illegally possessed more than 60 firearms has been to more than two years in federal prison. 53 year ld Webster City resident Greg Claude received the prison term after pleading guilty in August to possession of firearms by a controlled substance abuser.
At the plea hearing, Claude admitted that he was a daily user of methamphetamine and that in May 2018 he was in possession of multiple firearms. Evidence at the hearing also showed that after a burglary/arson investigation, which involved the theft of 150+ firearms in Calhoun County, in 2017, law enforcement was made aware of Claude’s possession of several of the stolen firearms in 2018. During the execution of a search warrant and at Claude’s residence in May 2018, officers seized methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, they later seized nearly 70 guns.
Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Claude was sentenced to 30 months in prison. There is no parole in the federal system.