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Council Bluffs Man Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine and Gun Possession

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


COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On May 19, 2017, Christopher Alan Durrett, age 24, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 130 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Durrett will be required to serve five years of supervised release following his imprisonment.


On January 4, 2017, Durrett pleaded guilty to these charges and admitted on October 24, 2016, he possessed over 38 grams of methamphetamine that he intended to distribute. Durrett admitted he was also in possession of a 9mm handgun with ammunition. Durrett had previously been convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse assault, and, as a result, was prohibited from possessing a firearm.


The Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, the Council Bluffs Police Department and the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.




Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at




Updated May 22, 2017

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