October 25, 2021, 16:37

US Capitol Rioter Faces Extra Charges for Drugs, Guns Found at Home

US Capitol Rioter Faces Extra Charges for Drugs, Guns Found at Home

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A man arrested for participating in the January 6 US Capitol riot faces a slew of drug and gun charges stemming from a subsequent search of his home, the Justice Department said.

“As part of the [Capitol riot] investigation, search warrants authorizing the FBI to search [Elias] Costianes’s residence, vehicle, and the cellphone believed to have been used by Costianes during the riot, were executed on February 12, 2021,” Justice said in a press release on Wednesday.

In addition, Costianes phone and an accompanying on-line storage account contained hundreds of references to purchases or plans to buy cocaine and testosterone, with accompanying prices, the complaint said.

If convicted, Costianes faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; and a maximum of ten years in prison for possession of firearms by an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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