A St. Peter man who had been facing a total of 22 felony charges after numerous guns and drugs were found in his home was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison Tuesday as part of a plea deal. 30-year-old Michael Donald Caya was arrested earlier this year after a search of his home turned up methamphetamine, prescription pills, ecstasy and marijuana, as well as 9 firearms and more than 30 boxes of ammunition. Caya reportedly told police that he had the guns to protect his family from the government. He pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and the other charges were dismissed. He was ordered to report to prison immediately after being sentenced to 54-months in Nicollet County Court Tuesday. He was given credit for the 213 days he has already served in jail as well.
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