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Washington County Man and Woman Sentenced to Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2013

DAVENPORT, IA – On November 20, 2013, Kurt James Brookhart, age 46, was sentenced by United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to 110 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine and 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Brookhart was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following the imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

In a related case, Nahida Amira Buchheit, age 38, was also sentenced on November 20, 2013, by United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to 68 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of actual methamphetamine. Buchheit was also ordered to serve four years of supervised release following the imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

Beginning in approximately November 2011 and continuing until about April 10, 2012, Brookhart and Buchheit conspired with Tony Henry Young, Cesar Alexis Gonzalez, and others to distribute methamphetamine in the Washington County, Iowa, area. During this time period Brookhart and Young received “ice” (also known as “crystal”) methamphetamine from Young’s nephew, Gonzalez. Gonzalez obtained the methamphetamine from a source in Arizona, and then shipped the methamphetamine via parcel services to Brookhart’s residence in Wellman, Iowa, where Brookhart resided with Young and Buchheit. Brookhart received a portion of the methamphetamine from each package as did Young. Brookhart distributed some amount of that methamphetamine to other individuals. On March 22, 2012, law enforcement intercepted a parcel sent by Gonzalez to the Wellman residence. That parcel contained approximately 200 grams of ice methamphetamine.

On October 16, 2012, Chief Judge James E. Gritzner sentenced Tony Henry Young to 135 months imprisonment and five years of supervised release following imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine and 50 grams of actual methamphetamine. Cesar Alexis Gonzalez has pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine and 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, and is pending sentencing.

This case was investigated by the Washington-Louisa County Drug Task Force and the Iowa Department of Public Safety - Division of Narcotics Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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