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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Carroll, Iowa Man To Federal Prison For Possession Of A Firearm And Meth Conspiracy

Contact: Steve Young

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 7, 2015, to ten years in federal prison.

Salvador Guiterrez, 41, from Carroll, Iowa, received the prison term after a July 31, 2014, guilty plea to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

At the guilty plea, Gutierrez admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from 2013 through March 20, 2014 that distributed at least 812 grams of methamphetamine in the Carroll and Denison, Iowa, area.  Gutierrez also admitted his possession of a firearm when he distributed methamphetamine. 

Gutierrez was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Gutierrez was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $200 was imposed.  He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Gutierrez 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 Jamie Bowers and investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll, Iowa, Police Department, and the Denison, Iowa, Police Department. 

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov.  The case file number is 14-3031.

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Updated February 19, 2015