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Delong caught with meth, assault rifle
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A man who was caught with drugs and guns when he was pulled over for a window tint violation was given a three-year sentence.
The man, William Lee Delong, 23, was ordered to serve three years of an eight-year sentence and pay $2,000 plus costs. He entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley on charges of reckless endangerment, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm and grand theft.
His arrest came after he was pulled over when police noticed his window tint was too dark. McMinnville police officer Aaron Roberts then arrested him for driving on a suspended license after the traffic stop. It was then an inventory of Delong’s pickup netted numerous items that plunged him deeper into trouble.
“I located a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, a bag of syringes, a glass pipe with residue, digital scales, a police scanner and a container with 22 grams of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine,” said Roberts.
Officers believed Delong had the police scanner so he could monitor law enforcement to help avoid being caught.
In addition to having possession of drugs, Delong was going armed. An assault rifle was found along with about 500 rounds of ammo in the bed of his truck. A check revealed the gun had been stolen, leading to his theft count.