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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Bronson Man to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

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.

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Updated December 8, 2016