Lake Lillian Man to Serve Probation for Weapon Possession 25 May 18

(West Central Tribune/Willmar, MN) — One of five defendants arrested after a cache of weapons and explosives were seized from a rural Willmar residence will serve 90 days in jail and five years of probation.

The West Central Tribune reports a prison sentence of one year and one day was stayed for 45-year-old John Russell Jacobson of Lake Lillian, on a felony charge of illegal weapon possession.

The sentencing was held Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar.

Jacobson pleaded guilty last month to the weapon charge and one count of fifth-degree drug possession, a gross misdemeanor. Seven other charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Jacobson was among five people arrested after local law enforcement teams executed a search warrant Jan. 30 at the property south of Willmar where they were all staying.

Nearly four dozen firearms were seized, along with ammunition, homemade silencers, night vision goggles and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

The search also yielded a cache of explosives that were disposed of in a controlled detonation by the Minneapolis Police Bomb Squad.

Methamphetamine, prescription pills and cocaine were seized as well.