Man involved in Iowa City standoff gets nearly 32 years in federal prison for drug conviction


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IOWA CITY, Iowa — A 44-year-old man involved in an Iowa City standoff has been given nearly 32 years in prison for his 10th federal drug conviction.

Prosecutors say Brandon Thompson, of Iowa City, was sentenced on Monday to 380 months in prison. He must serve 10 years of supervised release after he leaves custody. Thompson had pleaded guilty in June to possessing methamphetamine for sale. Prosecutors say Thompson's sentence was increased because of his extensive criminal history.

On March 25 officers traced Thompson to a motel on the northeast side of the Iowa City airport. He wouldn't open his door for officers or respond after they knocked. Police say members of the Iowa City department's Special Response Team finally entered the room around 2:30 a.m. March 26 and took Thompson into custody.

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