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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Odebolt Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty August 28, 2013, in federal court in Sioux City.

Kevin Schimerowski, 46, from Odebolt, was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

At the plea hearing, Schimerowski admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from about 2012 through April 2013 that distributed more than five grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. On three occasions in February 2013, Schimerowski distributed over five grams actual (pure) methamphetamine to individuals cooperating with law enforcement.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Schimerowski remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Schimerowski faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $8,000,000 fine, a special assessment of $100, and at least eight years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Denison Police Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Sac County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminalistics Laboratory.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 13-4038.

Updated February 19, 2015