Hastings Man Sentenced For Firearms Charge

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A 41-year-old Hastings man was sentenced Friday to serve two years in prison on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa said Jason Shawn Allan was also ordered to forfeit the firearm he possessed and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim Fund.

The charge stemmed from an investigation by deputies from the Mills County Sheriff’s Office who responded to a call of a suspicious person on private property. Deputies came upon Allan with a disabled vehicle. He was observed to have bloodshot eyes and an odor of marijuana emanating from his person.  Upon investigating, deputies discovered drug paraphernalia and an unloaded .22 caliber revolver in his vehicle. Allan was found to have a criminal history that included felony charges of theft, serious assault, forgery and O.W.I.