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Gladbrook Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Federal Prison for Being a Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A felon and convicted domestic abuser who possessed firearms was sentenced November 5, 2021, to 27 months in federal prison.

Jason Drew, age 38, of Gladbrook, Iowa, received the sentence after a May 11, 2021 guilty plea to one count of being a prohibited person in possession of firearms.  At the plea hearing, Drew admitted that, on February 26, 2020, he knowingly possessed two revolvers after having been convicted of two crimes punishable by more than one year of imprisonment and after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.  The record at the sentencing hearing established that Drew also was a drug user. 

Drew was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Drew was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Tama County Sheriff’s Office, the Cedar Rapids Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Court file information is available at  The case file number is CR 20-74.

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Updated November 8, 2021

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