The evidence against 25-year-old Raven Burkhow showed he sold cocaine from his downtown Cedar Rapids apartment. Police searched the apartment in April 2019 and found machine guns, a sawed-off shotgun, a pipe bomb, silencers and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Around $180,000 dollars in cash and gold was also seized from the apartment.
Burkhow has pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled substance,two counts of use and possession of a firearm during and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession of a sawed-off shotgun in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession of machineguns, and possession of an unregistered pipe bomb.
Burkhow faces a minimum of 25 years in prison and a possible $6 million fine once a sentencing date has been set