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Iowa weed dealer sentenced to prison


This news story was published on December 22, 2014.
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marijuanaCEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who sold expensive “high-grade” marijuana in the Cedar Rapids area will spend 9 months in federal prison.

Tyler Scheer, 26, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa received the prison term after an August 18, 2014 guilty plea to Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana.

At a prior guilty plea hearing, Scheer admitted he agreed with others to sell marijuana in the Cedar Rapids area from August 2012 through April 2013. According to information disclosed in court and in court documents, Scheer sold or possessed with intent to sell over 11 kilograms (over 24 pounds) of marijuana over the course of the conspiracy. Valued at approximately $3,450 per pound, Scheer sold over $85,000 worth of this high-grade marijuana.

Scheer was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Scheer was sentenced to 9 months’ imprisonment and fined $3,000. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Scheer was released on the bond previously set and is to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on a future date.

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2 Responses to Iowa weed dealer sentenced to prison

  1. Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    December 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    9 months isn’t a long time considering the amount of stuff he sold.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      December 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      @Buzz-It kind of surprises me too. This was a Federal rap so I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise. Holder has already decided to only enforce the laws he decides to.