A routine stop for not wearing a seatbelt has a Charles City man now facing a federal gun charge and possible prison time. Twenty-nine-year-old Cody Dravenstott pleaded guilty in U.S. District court in Cedar Rapids to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Dravenstott was driving a pickup in Floyd County on January 2nd of this year when he was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt. During the stop, the officer found a twenty-two caliber rifle on the floor of the pickup cab. Dravenstott had a previous felony conviction in Floyd County in 2002 for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Dravenstott now faces up to 10 years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine when he’s sentenced.