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Mason City meth dealer sent to prison

Levi Andersen, as he was arrested in an earlier standoff with police near the Fareway store in downtown Mason City.

MASON CITY – A Mason City meth dealer will spend over 12 years in a federal prison.

Levi Andersen, age 29, was sentenced to 12 years and 4 months in prison in a federal courtroom for his crimes of meth possession and gun possession as a felon.

Andersen was known to cause havoc for local law enforcement, and he was back behind bars after a chase through a trailer park last December, which led to his conviction in federal court and prison sentence.

A large law enforcement presence was observed at the Gracious Estate trailer park, 700 South Eisenhower Avenue, on Tuesday, December 8 at about 3:00 PM.  They were searching for Andersen, who was there.  He was wanted on a number of warrants connected to dangerous offenses out of nearby Freeborn county, including weapons, drugs, fleeing police and much more.  Andersen held police at bay three years ago in downtown Mason City and a swat team and armored vehicle had to be called to the scene to take him in that time.

On December 8, tactical officers with the special operations group arrived, and Andersen fled.  However, there was too many officers and he was soon caught and arrested.  He had what police suspected was methamphetamine and a loaded handgun when he was finally stopped and subdued.

As a result of the arrest of Andersen, two additional warrants were served that day.  One, at the residence Andersen fled from, and another, at a different, undisclosed residence in Mason City.  Officers discovered more firearms, ammunition and possible silencers.


Andersen must serve the entire sentence, as there is no parole from federal prison.

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