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Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing over 6 Kilograms of Methamphetamine and over $450,000 for the Purpose of Drug Trafficking

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

A man who possessed over 6,000 grams of methamphetamine and $460,726 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, pled guilty today.

Terrell McBride, age 31, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was convicted of distribution of methamphetamine.

In a plea agreement, McBride admitted to distributing over 1,500 grams of methamphetamine throughout the Cedar Rapids area.  The Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives searched McBride’s home and recovered over 6,900 grams of methamphetamine and $460,726 in United States Currency.  McBride admitted that he used or intended to use all of the United States Currency seized for the purpose of drug trafficking.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  McBride remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  McBride faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years’ imprisonment and the following maximum penalties: (1) not more than life imprisonment, without the possibility of parole; (2) a fine of not more than $10 million; (3) a mandatory special assessment of $100; and (4) a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life.

This case was investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason Dorval Norwood.

Court file information at  The case file number is 22-CR-00005-CJW.

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Updated September 2, 2022

Drug Trafficking