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Mason City Woman Pleads Guilty to Being a Drug User in Possession of Firearms

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

A drug user who possessed firearms pled guilty on June 3, 2024, in federal court in Sioux City, Iowa.

Brittany Graham, age 36, of Mason City, was convicted of one count of being a drug user in possession of firearms.  At the plea hearing, Graham admitted that, in August 2022, she possessed four pistols while she was an unlawful user of marijuana.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Graham remains free on bond previously set.  Graham faces a possible maximum sentence of fifteen years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Mason City Police Department, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Court file information is available at

The case file number is CR 23-3014.

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Updated June 4, 2024

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