Drug dealer who had pipe bomb and machine guns pleads guilty
CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — A drug dealer who sold cocaine and guns from his downtown Cedar Rapids apartment has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said.
Raven Burkhow entered pleas last week to several charges, including conspiracy to sell drugs, use and possession of a firearm and possession of machine guns, a sawed-off shotgun and a pipe bomb, the prosecutors said. His sentencing hasn’t yet been scheduled.
Officers who searched his apartment seized 20 firearms, including machine guns and the shotgun; the pipe bomb; cocaine, silencers; and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
As part of his plea, prosecutors said, Burkhow agreed to forfeit items named in the indictment, including nearly $178,000 in cash, six gold bars, the firearms and the ammunition. Burkhow faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and a possible maximum of life.