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Former Federal Felon Sent to Federal Prison Again for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

A Burlington man who distributed over 79 pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced today to more than 10 years in federal prison. 

Corey Lowery, age 44, from Burlington, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 15, 2021, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Information disclosed at sentencing showed that, beginning in 2018, Lowery began distributing pound-quantities of methamphetamine to several individuals in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area.  At the time, Lowery was still on federal supervised release as a result of his conviction in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.  During the methamphetamine conspiracy, from 2018 to March 10, 2020, Lowery distributed at least 79 pounds of methamphetamine to the individuals from Cedar Rapids.  

Lowery was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Lowery was sentenced to 126 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 10-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Lowery is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison. 

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Dillan Edwards and was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of 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 the Burlington Police Department. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 21-CR-00010.

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Updated April 26, 2022

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