Warner Robins man sentenced after being caught with a gun

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A Warner Robins man was sentenced to almost 13 years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Charles E. Peeler announced that 51-year-old Elbert Lee Williams received the sentence by U.S. District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell on Monday.

Authorities say on April 13, 2016, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Warner Robins. where Williams was located in a bedroom of the home.

Authorities say in the same bedroom, the police found a loaded, Hi-Point 9mm handgun, 12.7 grams of crack cocaine, 34.6 grams of powder cocaine, four digital scales, and $1,741.00. Williams was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to his prior convictions for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, armed robbery and burglary.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. I

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