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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Carroll County, Iowa Man to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced June 3, 2015, to more than five years in federal prison.

Christopher Julin, 29, from Manning, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 21, 2015, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Julin admitted that from 2013 through July 2014, he was involved in a conspiracy that distributed at least five pounds of mixed methamphetamine which contained at least 1500 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  Julin obtained methamphetamine in 2-4 ounce quantities from Mark Weller and sold it in ¼ to one ounce quantities.  Julin also admitted to trading an SKS rifle to Mark Weller in exchange for ½ ounce of methamphetamine.

Julin was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Julin was sentenced to 66 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.  Julin 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 Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations; Denison, Iowa Police Department; and Carroll County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 14-4059.

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Updated June 4, 2015