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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Iowa

www.justice.gov/usao/ias

For Immediate Release

May 20, 2013

Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, Acting United States Attorney

Contact: Kevin VanderSchel
(515) 473-9300
kevin.vanderschel@usdoj.gov

Two Men Sentenced to Prison for Marijuana and Gun Offenses

DAVENPORT, IA — On May 17, 2013, Colin Peter Thompson, age 21, of Ames, Iowa, and Lee Marvin Weekly, age 21, of Clarence, Iowa, were sentenced to 3 months and 18 months imprisonment, respectively, for conspiring to distribute marijuana, for disposing of a firearm to a drug user, and for possessing a firearm as a drug user, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose also sentenced both Thompson and Weekly to three years of supervised release following their imprisonment.

Thompson and Weekly conspired to distribute marijuana in Iowa City in July 2012. Thompson gave money to Weekly to purchase marijuana; Weekly purchased and distributed marijuana; and Thompson and Weekly split the profits. Thompson also purchased an AR–15 semiautomatic assault rifle with drug proceeds and then provided the rifle to Weekly, knowing that Weekly was a regular user of marijuana.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Iowa City Police Department, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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