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Mason City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Conspiracy and Distribution of Meth

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Brunstein received pound quantities of meth and sold it in Mason City.

A Mason City man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced September 27, 2021 to 14 years in federal prison.

Cameron Brunstein, age 30, from Mason City, Iowa, received the prison term after a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of distribution of methamphetamine.

Brunstein admitted receiving pound quantities of methamphetamine and reselling it in and around the Mason City, Iowa area.  Brunstein was caught selling methamphetamine twice in Mason City.  Search warrants were conducted on Brunstein’s home, where law enforcement seized methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, LSD, and other pharmaceutical drugs, along with cash and distribution materials. 

Brunstein was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Brunstein was sentenced to 168 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Brunstein 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 21-3007.

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Updated September 29, 2021

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