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Goodell, Iowa Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing a Gun and Ammunition While Being an Illegal User of Marijuana

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

A man who possessed a firearm while being an illegal drug user pled guilty on April 11, 2024, in federal court in Sioux City.

Larry Wayne Robbins, age 67, from Goodell, Iowa, was convicted of one count of possession of a firearm by an unlawful drug user, marijuana, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3), and 18 U.S.C. § 924(a)(8).

In a plea agreement, Robbins admitted that he waived a gun at a neighbor in Hancock County while that individual was mowing a ditch approximately 300 yards east of Robbins’s house.  A search warrant later executed at Robbins’ home located guns, ammunition, and marijuana. 

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Robbins remains on supervision with the United States Probation Office until sentencing.  Robbins faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Fletcher and was investigated by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 23-CR-03031.

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Updated April 15, 2024

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