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Webster City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy possessed and distributed meth within public park zone


This news story was published on March 20, 2019.
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SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty March 18, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City.

Jeremy Alan Frye, 35, from Webster City, Iowa, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

At the plea hearing, Frye admitted his involvement in a conspiracy that distributed methamphetamine from July 2017 through August 2018 in Webster City, Iowa. Frye also admitted that on four occasions in 2018 he distributed more than 53 grams of pure meth to law enforcement within a public park zone in undercover drug operations. During a search warrant at Frye’s residence (located within 1000 feet of a protected location, namely Nokomis Park and East Twin Park), law enforcement seized over 37 grams of pure meth. Frye further admitted that he intended to distribute this methamphetamine.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Frye remains in custody of the United States Marshal and will remain in custody pending sentencing. On the conspiracy conviction, Frye faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $20,000,000 fine, and at least ten years of supervised release following any imprisonment. On the possession conviction, Frye faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, and at least eight years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Webster City Police Department, and the Iowa Division of Criminalistics Investigation.

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One Response to Webster City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy possessed and distributed meth within public park zone

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    March 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    How is this POS going to pay a fine of 30 million. That fine is so unrealistic. Do Iowa tax payers a favor, and exterminate him. Help save a life.