Blau Sentenced To Federal Prison

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A LE MARS MAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO PRISON ON FEDERAL FIREARMS CHARGES.

46-YEAR-OLD JASON BLAU WAS SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS AND NINE MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR BEING A DRUG USER IN POSSESSION OF FIREARMS AND PROVIDING A FALSE STATEMENT TO A FEDERAL FIREARMS DEALER.

LAW ENFORCEMENT HAD EXECUTED A SEARCH WARRANT AT BLAU’S RESIDENCE IN JANUARY OF 2021, AND SEIZED DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, METH, THOUSANDS OF ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION AND 17 GUNS.

EVIDENCE SHOWED BLAU HAD OBTAINED GUNS AND AMMUNITION FROM ROBERT HANSEN, AND STORED THEM FOR HANSEN, WHO WAS A CONVICTED FELON.

BLAU HAD PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED WITH A FALSE STATEMENT TWO AR-15 RIFLES FOR HANSEN.

EVIDENCE ALSO SHOWED THAT BLAU WAS A DAILY USER OF METH.

BLAU REMAINS IN CUSTODY OF THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS UNTIL HE CAN BE TRANSPORTED TO A FEDERAL PRISON.