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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Iowa Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth-Distribution Conspiracy

Methamphetamine, cash, and a 9mm handgun found in searches of defendant’s property.

An Iowa man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. 

Dwight Chris Jorgensen, age 49, of Grafton, Iowa, received his prison term after an August 28, 2017, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

According to information disclosed at the sentencing and change of plea hearing, Jorgensen was receiving quarter pound, half pounds and pound amounts of methamphetamine and re-distributing it to others.  In February 2017, during a search of Jorgensen’s residence, shop, and Jeep Cherokee, law enforcement seized a large amount of methamphetamine, a Taurus 9 mm handgun and $2,743.00.  During his involved in the conspiracy Jorgensen distributed more than 1500 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine.

Jorgensen was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade.  Jorgensen was sentenced to 168 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 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.

Jorgensen 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 Jack Lammers and investigated by the Division of Narcotics Enforcement; Franklin County Sheriff’s Office; Worth County Sheriff’s Office; Iowa State Patrol; Mower County Minnesota Sheriff’s Office; Austin Minnesota Police Department and Division of Intelligence.

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 17-3027.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

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Updated February 28, 2018