Former Navy SEAL sentenced on firearms, drug charges By DAVID MACAULAY | 247-7838 3:05 PM EDT, July 2, 2008 http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/southofjames/dp-local_sealsentenced_0703jul03,0,7770321.story A former Navy SEAL who was found with a stockpile of weapons and steroids in his north Suffolk home late last year, has been sentenced to spend just over seven years in prison. Elbert Tillman Jr., 35, admitted in U.S. District Court in Norfolk in March to possessing firearms while using illegal steroids, and keeping unregistered explosives in his home. Tillman was sentenced on Wednesday to spend 87 months in prison for possession of firearms and ammunition by a person who is an unlawful user of a controlled substance and possession of firearms not registered to him in the National Firearm Registration and Transfer Record, by U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. When authorities searched Tillman's property in December, they discovered a weapons stockpile that included C-4 plastic explosives, detonators, a claymore mine, 2 1/2 pounds of C-4 packed with buckshot and used in ambushes, ceramic and smoke grenades, flash bangs or diversionary charges, 24 firearms and 31 ammunition cans filled with ammunition, according to court documents. The search also uncovered more than 200 vials and bottles of steroids and more than 900 steroid pills. Police were tipped off to the cache by Tillman's girlfriend. When the couple got into a dispute in Indiana, his girlfriend called police to tell them about the weapons kept at the Ferry Point Road home. Tillman initially pleaded not guilty in February to five federal charges, including unlawful storage of explosive material and possessing a controlled substance that would have added up to a maximum of 32 years in prison. Three of the charges were dropped, and he pleaded guilty to possession of firearms and ammunition while using illegal drugs, and possessing firearms not registered to him. -- Think this was originally posted when he got busted. But just a friendly reminder never trust anything that bleeds for 5 days and doesnt die.