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Cedar Rapids Man To Federal Prison For Selling OVer $85,000 Worth Of Marijuana

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A man who sold expensive “high-grade” marijuana in the Cedar Rapids area will spend 9 months in federal prison.

Tyler Scheer, 26, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa received the prison term after an August 18, 2014 guilty plea to Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana.

At a prior guilty plea hearing, Scheer admitted he agreed with others to sell marijuana in the Cedar Rapids area from August 2012 through April 2013.  According to information disclosed in court and in court documents, Scheer sold or possessed with intent to sell over 11 kilograms (over 24 pounds) of marijuana over the course of the conspiracy.  Valued at approximately $3,450 per pound, Scheer sold over $85,000 worth of this high-grade marijuana.

Scheer was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Scheer was sentenced to 9 months’ imprisonment and fined $3,000.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Scheer was released on the bond previously set and is to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on a future date.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Justin Lightfoot and investigated by was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice.  The DEA Task Force consists of the DEA; the Linn County Sheriff's Office; the Cedar Rapids Police Department; the Marion Police Department; the Iowa City Police Department; the Clinton Police Department; the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services; and the Iowa National Guard.

Court file information is available at  The case file number is CR 14-82.

Updated February 19, 2015