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Council Bluffs Man Sentenced for Drug and Firearm Offenses

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on Thursday, July 16, 2020, Matthew Carson, age 37, of Council Bluffs, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to a total of 10 years in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Carrying a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Crime. He was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

The charges stemmed from two traffic stops of Carson by Council Bluffs Police Officers. On August 8, 2019, Carson drove without a valid driver’s license and was found in possession of 24 grams of methamphetamine. On September 25, 2019, Carson was found in possession of 20 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded firearm.

This investigation was conducted by the Council Bluffs Police Department and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated July 17, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses