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Mason City Man Returned to Federal Prison for Violating His Supervised Release

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Rollins had violated his supervised release on two prior occasions, in 2019 and 2021.

A man who violated his supervised release by selling methamphetamine has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison. 

Adam James Rollins, age 43, from Mason City, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 8, 2023, revocation hearing where he was found to have violated his third term of supervised release which began May 6, 2022.  Rollins violated the conditions of release by using, and eventually selling methamphetamine again. 

Rollins’ supervised release had previously been revoked in April of 2019 and September of 2021.  He was originally sentenced in January of 2010, to 10 years in prison and 8 years of supervised release for conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine in the Mason City area. He also had a previous conviction for a felony drug offense in April of 2005.    

Rollins was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade.  Rollins was sentenced to 40 months’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Rollins 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 Jack Lammers and investigated by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office and the Algona Police Department.   

Court file information at

The case file number is 09-CR-3019.

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Updated May 9, 2023

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