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

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Gunna Gang Affiliate Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

DES MOINES – Today a federal judge sentenced Dreshon Rene Frazier, age 25, of Des Moines, to 20 years in prison for drug and gun crimes. Frazier had previously pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

At sentencing, United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger found over the course of 2019 to 2020, Frazier repeatedly acquired and dealt marijuana. During that year, Frazier, a known Gunna Gang affiliate, also possessed numerous firearms, including those with high capacity magazines. A search of Frazier’s residence on February 26, 2020, revealed two loaded pistols, drug-related items, and ammunition.

In December 2019, Frazier was involved in a gang-related shooting in Des Moines. During that shooting, Frazier and two other Gunna Gang members shot at the occupied residence of a rival gang member. Frazier pleaded guilty in the Iowa District Court for Polk County to charges related to that shooting. Frazier, a convicted felon, has an extensive criminal history that categorizes him under the United States Sentencing Guidelines as a career offender. He was serving two terms of parole when he committed both the shooting and the federal crimes.

Acting U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the Des Moines Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated May 13, 2021