Washington Evening Journal
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On Thursday, U.S. District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Curtis Anthony Cousins, 37, of Ainsworth to 210 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime announced Acting U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal.
Cousins was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $200 to the crime viictims’ fund.
The investigation began in January 2019 when law enforcement identified Cousins as a distributor of “ice” methamphetamine in the Washington County area. Following a search warrant at a residence Cousins was renting, officers found distribution quantities of ice methamphetamine, materials consistent with drug trafficking, two handguns, and drug proceeds.
Cousins, as a convicted felon, is prohibited from legally possessing firearms.
This matter was investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.