Two dozen individuals identified illegally in possession of firearms will face criminal charges as element of a statewide try to crack down on gun crimes, the U.S. Attorney’s Workplace announced.
In total, 25 individuals across Iowa face 58 criminal charges as the outcome of federal drug and gun investigations, U.S. Lawyer Marc Krickbaum wrote in a news release. As of Monday, 17 of the 25 suspects had been arrested.
About 78 guns have been seized as element of the investigations across Clinton, Des Moines, Johnson, Scott and Washington counties, the release stated.
“Our message is very simple,” Krickbaum mentioned. “If you commit a gun crime, we will do our greatest to prosecute you in federal court. Federal law has a lengthy attain. If you have a gun and you are a drug user, a felon, are close to a college, have a conviction for misdemeanor domestic violence, or you know the gun is stolen, you can go to federal prison.”
The investigation of illegal gun possession was element of a system known as Project Protected Neighborhoods, a joint work by communities and law enforcement to minimize violent crimes, officials mentioned.
The U.S. Attorney’s Workplace for the Southern District of Iowa is prosecuting the circumstances.
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