CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA
24-year old, Joshua Adam Rode, from Waterloo, Iowa, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on Wednesday. A report from 9-ABC KCRG said, Rode’s sentence stems from a June 30th guilty plea to one count of being a drug user in possession of a firearm.
Waterloo police alleged spotted Rode sitting in a car in a residential neighborhood in Waterloo. Officers approached the car and asked Rode to step out of the vehicle, after smelling the odor of Marijuana coming from the car. Rode allegedly retrieved an item from under the driver’s seat, and attempted to run through the responding officers. The officers eventually caught up to Rode and arrested him. Police found a loaded handgun, with a round chambered, and marijuana in the car.
In Rode’s plea agreement, he admitted that he made several social media posts depicting himself with marijuana and firearms. Rode was sentenced to 33-months in federal prison and 3-years of supervised release afterward.