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Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Selling Meth in Iowa

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Also Possessed Brass Knuckles in Connection With His Drug Sales

An Iowa man who sold and possessed meth was sentenced August 29, 2019, to five years in federal prison.

Jaime William Hasselbusch, age 28, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 11, 2019, guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamine.

In a plea agreement, Hasselbusch admitted selling methamphetamine three times in Cedar Rapids.  Hasselbusch also possessed over a half ounce of pure methamphetamine on another occasion.  At sentencing, the district court enhanced Hasselbusch’s sentence after finding that he possessed brass knuckles in connection with his drug offenses.

Hasselbusch was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Hasselbusch was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a four-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Hasselbusch 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 was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force consisting of the DEA; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the Linn County Sheriff's Office; the Cedar Rapids Police Department; the Marion Police Department; and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.  Court file information at  The case file number is 1:19-cr-00007-CJW-MAR.

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Updated September 3, 2019

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