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Iowa man who illegally used marijuana and lied about it on ATF form to purchase a gun punished in federal court

CEDAR RAPIDS - An Iowa man who made a false statement during the purchase of a firearm at a hardware store in Independence, Iowa, was sentenced January 23, 2023, to five years of supervised release.

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who made a false statement during the purchase of a firearm at a hardware store in Independence, Iowa, was sentenced January 23, 2023, to five years of supervised release.

Dallas Shannon, age 47, from Independence, Iowa, received the term of supervised release after a September 28, 2022 guilty plea to making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.

At the guilty plea, Shannon admitted that on or about February 14, 2022, he knowingly made a false representation of an ATF Form 447 in connection with the purchase of a firearm. Shannon knowingly stated that he was not an unlawful user of marijuana on the form. At the time he filled out the form, Shannon knew that he was an unlawful user of marijuana.

Shannon was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Shannon must serve a five-year term of supervised release and is now prohibited from possessing firearms.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Liz Dupuich and investigated by the Independence Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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