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Man that Previously Possessed a Firearm Illegally Sentenced to Prison After Selling a Gun to Another Person

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

A man who previously possessed firearms illegally was sentenced July 18, 2023, to more than two years in federal prison.

David Tyler Galloway, age 22, from Toronto, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 9, 2023 guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a felon.

At the guilty plea, Galloway admitted he unlawfully possessed a firearm in September 2019.  Galloway sold the firearm to an individual after arranging to sell it and psilocybin mushrooms to the other person.  Galloway was previously convicted of possessing a firearm as a felon in Cedar County, Iowa, and received a deferred judgment in July 2019.

Galloway was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Galloway was sentenced to 30 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 is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Galloway is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Nydle and investigated by the Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Cedar County Sheriff’s Department, Muscatine County Sheriff’s Department, Muscatine Police Department, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, Clarence Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Court file information at

The case file number is 22-CR-00093.

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Updated July 28, 2023

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