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Pottawattamie County Man Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine and Felon in Possession of a Firearm Charges

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On March 11, 2016, Carlton Allan Owens, 57, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge Robert W. Pratt, to 144 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and 120 months imprisonment for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. The two prison terms will be served concurrently. Owens’ term of imprisonment will be followed by five years of supervised release.

Owens pleaded guilty to the charges on November 10, 2015. According to the plea agreement, Council Bluffs police officers responded to a domestic violence call involving Owens. Upon arrival at the scene, officers contacted Owens, who was standing next to his motorcycle. Owens was arrested for domestic violence and a search of Owens and his property revealed over 600 grams of methamphetamine, a loaded handgun, and a large amount of cash. Prior to June 2015, Owens had been convicted of a felony offense.

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

Updated March 14, 2016

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