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Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced to Probation for Using a Phone to Facilitate a Heroin Deal

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

A man who used a cell phone to facilitate a drug deal was sentenced on May 28, 2019, to three years’ probation.

Myles Schwitzer, age 38, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 21, 2018 guilty plea to one count of using a communications facility to commit a felony drug crime.

At the guilty plea, Schwitzer admitted he utilized a cellular telephone to help commit the felony crimes of possession of heroin and attempted possession of heroin.

Schwitzer was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Schwitzer was sentenced to 3 years’ probation and fined $2,500.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force consisting of the DEA; the Linn County Sheriff's Office; the Cedar Rapids Police Department; the Marion Police Department; and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Greenwood and Assistant United States Attorney Dan Chatham. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 18-CR-00107-CJW-MAR.

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Updated May 30, 2019

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