Climbing Hill Man Sentenced to Federal Jail for Unlawfully Possessing Firearms | USAO-NDIA


A man who was in possession of firearms and ammunition after previously convicted of two crimes and an illegal drug user was sentenced to sixteen months in federal prison by the Sioux City Federal District Court on August 26, 2021.

Adam Muecke, 37 years old, of Climbing Hill, Iowa, received jail sentence on February 16, 2021 after pleading guilty for the possession of a firearm by a felon and a drug user. Muecke had previously been convicted of theft in Plymouth County, Iowa in 2002 and of theft in Plymouth County, Iowa in 2003. At the time he owned firearms, he was also an illegal marijuana user. The evidence presented at Mueckes’ detention, amendment of the pleading and conviction showed that the law enforcement authorities on 13.

Mueck was convicted in Sioux City by the chief judge of the US District Court Leonard T. Strand. Mueecke was sentenced to 16 months in prison. He has to serve a two-year prison sentence under supervision even after the sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.

Mueck was released on the basis of the previously fixed bail and is due to present himself to the Bureau of Prisons on a date to be determined.

This case was brought under Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). PSN is at the heart of the Department of Justice’s efforts to reduce violent crime. PSN is an evidence-based program that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a wide range of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to resolve them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses its enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and works with local prevention and re-entry programs to reduce crime on a sustainable basis.

The case has been investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office. The case was followed up by US Assistant Attorney Forde Fairchild.

Information on court files at

The case file number is 20-CR-4029.

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