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Mason City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Wetter was a meth user when caught in possession of 10 guns.

A Mason City man was sentenced September 27, 2021 to nearly two years in federal prison.

Brett Wetter, age 46, from Mason City, received the prison term after a guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a drug user.

In a plea agreement, Wetter admitted he possessed 10 guns while being a methamphetamine user.

Wetter was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Wetter was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment.   He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Wetter 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 was investigated by the North Central Iowa Drug Task Force, the Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office, the Mason City Police Department, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

Court file information at

The case file number is 20-3007.

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Updated September 29, 2021

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