An Alton man is facing federal prison time after being sentenced in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis on Tuesday for unlawful possession of a firearm. 25 year old Brian L. Edelen was a convicted felon at the time of the offense and will spend nearly five years in prison.
During a probation compliance check on April 26, 2012, police officers found a loaded semi-automatic pistol hidden at the bottom of a trash can in a bedroom inside Edelen's residence. He had previously served a prison term of more than a year for a felony conviction. Following his release from prison for this conviction, he will also have three years of supervised release.