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Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Obtained meth from Colorado to distribute in Iowa

Daniel Trevino, 45, formerly from Primghar, Iowa, pled guilty on February 5, 2022, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the plea hearing, Trevino admitted that between December 2020 and April 2021, he and others were involved in a conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.  On April 24, 2021, Trevino was stopped while driving.  After Trevino showed signs of impairment, law enforcement received permission to search a bag located next to Trevino.  Inside the bag, law enforcement discovered a scale, cell phones, and other drug paraphernalia.  When the vehicle was being secured to be towed, a black magnetic box fell from the steering column which later was found to contain approximately a quarter pound of methamphetamine. Trevino admitted he had just picked up the methamphetamine from a source in Colorado. 

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Trevino remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Trevino 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.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick T. Greenwood and was investigated by O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa DCI Laboratory. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 21-4076.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated February 7, 2022

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