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Madison man sentenced on drug, gun charges

Published On: May 03 2013 08:14:51 AM CDT   Updated On: May 03 2013 08:14:59 AM CDT

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MADISON, Wis. -

A Madison man was sentenced Thursday to more than two years in prison on federal drug and gun charges.

Edlando Watson, 29, was charged with crack cocaine possession with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm as an unlawful marijuana user. He pleaded guilty in March and was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Prosecutors said Watson was spotted in October 2012 at an apartment complex in Madison by a security officer who recognized him as having an outstanding warrant. Police responded and the officer said Watson fled when contact was attempted.

The officer and security officer chased Watson and said they saw him place something under a flower pot, which turned out to be a handgun. Watson was captured and police said they found marijuana, heroin and crack cocaine on him.

Watson admitted to hiding the handgun and told police he had it for protection. Police said he also admitted to having plans for distributing the crack cocaine.

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