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Iowa City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – An Iowa City man, Michael Germaine McClinton was sentenced to 110 months in prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Following his imprisonment, McClinton was ordered to serve three years of supervised release.

According to court documents, Michael Germaine McClinton, age 26, was a distributor of marijuana and edibles containing THC in the Iowa City area. Following a traffic stop, McClinton admitting to purchasing a stolen firearm. A search of McClinton’s phone revealed videos of him handling guns as far back as November 2019 while he was on supervision for a violent crime in state court. On June 2, 2022, McClinton pleaded guilty to the charge.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Johnson County Drug Task Force investigated the case.


MacKenzie Tubbs
Public Information Officer

Updated October 26, 2022

Firearms Offenses