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Columbia man pleads guilty to meth, gun possession

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Columbia man admitted in federal court Tuesday to having methamphetamine and a gun.

Anthony M. Malin, 39, pleaded guilty to having meth with the intent to sell it and having a firearm in relation to a drug crime, the federal court in Jefferson City said in a news release.

Police followed Malin from the intersection of Broadway and Stadium Boulevard in Columbia to a home on Jan. 30, 2019 because he had arrest warrants from another county, the federal prosecutor's office said in a news release.

Malin initially would not leave the house but came out after about 50 minutes with two other people, according to the release. Malin had meth in his pocket and officers found a gun inside Malin's home, the release says. Police also found evidence of drug sales, including scales and plastic bags.

Federal prosecutors say a toiler clogged after Malin tried to flush about a quarter-pound of methamphetamine down it.

Prosecutors plan to recommend an eight-year prison sentence without parole. A sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.

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