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Marshalltown Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses

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

DES MOINES, Iowa – On April 22, 2021, United District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger sentenced Tanner Jo Halverson-Weese, age 36, of Marshalltown, to 211 months in prison for Possession With Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. Halverson-Weese was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On January 1, 2020, law enforcement stopped a vehicle in which Halverson-Weese was a passenger. After a brief struggle with officers, Halverson-Weese was detained. Halverson-Weese possessed two loaded firearms, $2,280 in cash, and over 300 grams of methamphetamine in a container on the passenger floorboard in front of him.

This matter was investigated by the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Task Force and the Marshalltown Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated April 23, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses