La Crosse man sentenced to 46 months in prison for illegal firearm possession conviction
MADISON (WKBT) — A federal judge sentenced a La Crosse man to 46 months in prison for an illegal firearm possession conviction.
40-year-old Lee Strawder pleaded guilty to the charge in June.
La Crosse Police said they were able to purchase fentanyl and crack cocaine from Strawder through a confidential informant in August of 2021.
At a traffic stop the following month, police arrested Strawder for violations of state bond. Strawder was the passenger. Police say they discovered two loaded handguns under the passenger seat and a small bag of marijuana. Strawder’s DNA was on one of the firearms.
Police also arrested the driver, Curtis Ross, who was later sentenced for illegal possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Ross is serving 81 months in prison.
Following Strawder’s sentence, he will serve three years probation.
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