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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 5, 2019

Marshalltown Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses

DES MOINES, Iowa – On April 4, 2019, Dana Andrew Eller, age 38, of Marshalltown, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Crime. Eller was sentenced to 270 months in prison to be followed by a five-year term of supervised release.

In April 2018, officers with the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force interdicted a package containing methamphetamine and marijuana intended for Eller’s Marshalltown residence. After officers delivered the package to Eller, a search warrant was executed at his residence. Inside Eller’s residence, officers discovered over 2.8 kilograms of methamphetamine, over 100 grams of marijuana, and three firearms. Two of the firearms were loaded with live rounds of ammunition and were in close proximity to drugs and drug-related materials.

This matter was investigated by the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Tama County Sheriff’s Office, Marshalltown Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated April 5, 2019