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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 7, 2015

Council Bluffs, Iowa Resident Sentenced to 75 Months Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

Council Bluffs, IA - On August 6, 2015, Timothy Andrew Frieze, a 50 year old resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge Robert Pratt to seventy-five months in prison for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. Senior Judge Pratt also ordered Frieze to serve a term of three years of supervised release when he completes his imprisonment. On August 14, 2014, Frieze pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon. The charge was the result of an investigation being done by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force into drug trafficking in Council Bluffs, Iowa. On October 11, 2013, Frieze was seen leaving a residence that was under law enforcement surveillance for suspicion of narcotics trafficking. Frieze was stopped by law enforcement and found to be carrying a Raven .25 caliber handgun. Frieze was prohibited from possession of the firearm based on several prior convictions for felony offenses.

The investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, the Council Bluffs Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Updated August 7, 2015