CEDAR RAPIDS – Gun-toting brothers from a small Northern Iowa town are accused by federal authorities of dealing heroin and the ultra-dangerous drug fentanyl.
Brothers Kaleb and Cole Breitsprecher, ages 22 and 24, respectively, from Ossian, Iowa, have been charged in a federal Indictment with distributing heroin and fentanyl, and possessing firearms as drug users. The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.
The Indictment alleges that, on or about April 5, April 18, and May 19, 2017, Kaleb Breitsprecher distributed heroin to another person. It also alleges that on or about May 2, 2017, Cole Breitsprecher distributed fentanyl to another person. Both men are charged with being unlawful drug users in possession of multiple firearms on or about June 6, 2017.
If convicted on all charges, Kaleb Breitsprecher faces a possible maximum sentence of 70 years’ imprisonment, $3,250,000 in fines, $400 in special assessments, and up to a lifetime term of supervised release following any imprisonment. Cole Breitsprecher faces a possible maximum sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment, $1,250,000 in fines, $200 in special assessments, and up to a lifetime term of supervised release following any imprisonment.
Both men appeared today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Their next appearances for detention hearings are set for July 25, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
The case is being investigated by the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force and Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dan Chatham.