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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Firearms

A man who illegally possessed guns pled guilty on January 4, 2022, in federal court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Dillon D. Grundman, age 23, from Inverness, Illinois, was convicted of being an unlawful drug user in possession of multiple firearms.

In a plea agreement, Grundman admitted to traveling to Iowa and possessing three pistols.  Law enforcement was investigating the shooting of a residence in Waterloo, Iowa.  Prior to the shooting, Grundman had sent a “snap” of the rear of the residence from his Snapchat Account.  Officers located Grundman and searched a local residence to which he was connected and located evidence.  In the plea agreement, Grundman admitted that at the time he possessed the firearms, he was an unlawful user of marijuana.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Grundman remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Grundman faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of not more than $250,000, and up to three years of supervised released following any term of imprisonment.

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.

The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Jason D. Norwood and was investigated by a Federal Task Force composed of the Waterloo Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives assisted by the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office and Cedar Falls Police Department. 

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 21‑CR‑02040.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
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Updated January 5, 2022