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Armed North Iowa drug user caught with rifle and thousands in cash sent to prison


This news story was published on September 16, 2020.
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SIOUX CITY – An armed North Iowa drug user caught by cops at his home with a rifle, thousands in cash and packaging has been sent to prison.

Isaiah Roy Mixon, age 21, from Spencer, Iowa, received over seven months in prison after a guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a drug user.

Information provided at his detention, change of plea, and sentencing hearings revealed that on January 6, 2019, Spencer, Iowa police officers responded to a request for a welfare check of defendant at his residence. Mixon was found in possession of 12 grams of marijuana, packaging materials, grinders, recently opened odorless bags that had been mailed to him, $12,000 in cash, and a DPMS .223 rifle and ammunition.

Mixon was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Mixon was sentenced to 7 months’ 28 days imprisonment. He must also serve a 6-month term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Mixon is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

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