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Waterloo Man Sentenced for Possessing Ammunition as a Marijuana User

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

A Waterloo man who possessed ammunition as a marijuana user was sentenced today to more than two years in federal prison.

Marshondus Trenedale Brown, 23, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 28, 2015, guilty plea to being a marijuana user in possession of ammunition.

In a plea agreement, Brown admitted he walked into a convenience store in Waterloo on April 17, 2015 carrying a .45 caliber firearm loaded with .45 Remington ammunition.  During a fight that began in the convenience store between two groups of individuals, Brown discharged his firearm in the direction of a SUV into which members of the other group had fled.  Five bullets lodged in the rear bumper or back hatch door of the SUV. 

Brown was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Brown was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Vavricek and investigated by the Waterloo Police Department. 

Court file information at  

The case file number is 15-CR-2033-LRR.

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Updated January 4, 2016

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