CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo, Iowa, man, who unlawfully possessed three firearms, was sentenced on November 23, 2021, to over nine years in federal prison.
Adnan Alibegic, age 28, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison sentence after a June 22, 2021 guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a felon.
Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that in October 2020, Alibegic was found passed out in his vehicle at a gas station in Waterloo. While emergency personnel assisted him, police officers located a loaded, stolen firearm next to him. They also located a pill bottle containing methamphetamine, fentanyl, and alprazolam. Officers searched Alibegic’s home and located two additional firearms. Alibegic’s DNA was found on all three guns.
Alibegic has a lengthy criminal history. In 2018, he was convicted of intimidation with a dangerous weapon after he shot a gun at a group of individuals. One of the rounds struck a residence and passed through a living room where children were present. Alibegic also has a conviction for conspiracy to commit a forcible felony.
Alibegic was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Alibegic was sentenced to 110 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term and pay a $100 special assessment fee. There is no parole in the federal system.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Corkery.