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Le Mars Man Pleads Guilty to Meth and Firearm Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Mullally admitted involvement with more than 2 kilograms of methamphetamine

Timothy Mullally, 48, from Le Mars, Iowa, pled guilty on May 16, 2024, in federal court in Sioux City to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of prohibited person in possession of firearms.

At the plea hearing, Mullally admitted that between January 2022 through September 2022, he and others distributed more than two kilograms of methamphetamine.  Evidence showed that on two occasions in August and September 2022 he distributed more than 800 grams of pure methamphetamine to an individual cooperating with law enforcement.  During investigation of this matter, law enforcement and United States Postal Inspection Service intercepted a three pound package of methamphetamine coming from California to Mullally’s house in September 2022.  During the investigation, including a search warrant at Mullally’s properties and vehicles, law enforcement seized $5,830 and two firearms.  Mullally admitted to being a regular user of methamphetamine, and thereby was prohibited from possessing any firearm. 

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Mullally was taken into custody by the United States Marshal after the guilty plea and will remain in custody pending sentencing.  On the drug conviction, Mullally faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, and at least five years of supervised release following any imprisonment.  For the firearm conviction, Mullally faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and not more than three years of supervised release.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City, Iowa, that consists of law enforcement personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sioux City, Iowa, Police Department; Homeland Security Investigations; Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office; South Sioux City, Nebraska, Police Department; Nebraska State Patrol; Iowa National Guard; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; United States Marshals Service; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; and Woodbury County Attorney’s Office. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 22-4083.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated May 21, 2024

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