Davenport woman charged by feds for being drug user in possession of a gun | Local Crime & Courts

A federal grand jury has charged a Davenport woman with being an unlawful drug user who is in possession of a firearm and who gave false testimony when purchasing a firearm.

Andrea Renee Culberson, 37, owned a loaded 9mm SCCY pistol and 9mm ammo on July 10 when she was consuming marijuana, according to Davenport District Court electronic records.

In addition, on July 16, in connection with the purchase of an FNP .40 caliber pistol, Culberson made a false declaration to a licensed federal arms dealer to purchase the weapon.

On the ATF Form 4473 that people must fill out to buy a firearm, Culberson stated that she is not an illegal user of, or is not dependent on, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic or other controlled substance.

Each of the charges carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.

Culberson was arrested Thursday. The charges were pronounced on Tuesday.

The case is being followed through Project Guardian and Project Safe Neighborhoods, programs that bring together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce gun violence.

The case is being investigated by the Davenport Police Department and is being prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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