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Mason City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm While Distributing Methamphetamine

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

A man who possessed a firearm while distributing methamphetamine was sentenced today to over eight years in federal prison.

Michael David Dalluge, age 28, from Mason City, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 17, 2023 guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

At the plea hearing, Dalluge admitted that, on May 6, 2022, he was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by law enforcement.  Both the driver and Dalluge fled the vehicle, and Dalluge was apprehended a block away.  A backpack Dalluge was carrying was found to contain methamphetamine and a loaded, stolen, firearm.

Dalluge was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Dalluge was sentenced to 102 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.

Dalluge 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 Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office, Clear Lake Police Department, Mason City Police Department, Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, and the North Central Iowa Drug Task Force.  Court file information at The case file number is 22-CR-3021.

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Updated July 18, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses