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Fort Dodge Man Pleads Guilty To Meth Manufacturing Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A man who conspired to manufacture methamphetamine pled guilty May 29, 2012, in federal court in Sioux City.

Rodney Mrozek, Jr., 31, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

At the plea hearing, Mrozek, Jr. admitted his involvement in a conspiracy that manufactured at least 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine from December 2009 through July 2011. According to pseudoephedrine purchase logs obtained in the investigation, starting in October 2006 through 2011 Mrozek, Jr. acquired (by purchase or other means) at least 97.44 grams of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Mrozek, Jr. remains in custody of the U.S. Marshals service pending sentencing. Mrozek, Jr. faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a special assessment of $100, and 5 years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Dodge Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Dayton Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 11-3052.

 

 

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