Waterloo Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Half of a Counterfeit Fentanyl Pill That Caused 19 Year Old’s Death
A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced December 6, 2016, to twelve years in federal prison.
Andrew Tucker-Moreno, 30, from Bronson, Iowa, received the prison term after an August 24, 2016, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
At the guilty plea, Tucker-Moreno admitted that from about 2015 through March 2016 he and others distributed more than 500 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. During a March 2016 search warrant at Tucker-Moreno’s residence in Moville, Iowa, law enforcement officers seized 679 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine, .25 caliber pistol, two digital scales as well as other indicia of drug trafficking.
Tucker-Moreno was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand. Tucker-Moreno was sentenced to 144 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Tucker-Moreno is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City, Iowa, that consists of law enforcement personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sioux City, Iowa, Police Department; Homeland Security Investigations; Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office; South Sioux City, Nebraska, Police Department; Nebraska State Patrol; Iowa National Guard; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; United States Marshals Service; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; and Woodbury County Attorney’s Office.
Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 16-4047. Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.