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Northern District of Iowa

Monday, October 29, 2018

Man who Brought Ice Methamphetamine to Iowa from California Sentenced to Over Seven Years in Federal Prison

Responsible for Trafficking Nearly Ten Pounds of Meth in Northern Iowa

A man who got ice methamphetamine from California and then resold it in Iowa was sentenced on October 25, 2018, to more than seven years in federal prison.

Jeffery Westberg, age 50, from Dike, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 25, 2018, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine. 

At the guilty plea, Westberg admitted that between the summer of 2013 and August 2015, he distributed methamphetamine throughout northern Iowa.  Westberg obtained methamphetamine from multiple sources, including an individual in California, and then sold it to a number of people in northern Iowa.  Overall, Westberg was responsible for distributing nearly ten pounds of methamphetamine.

Westberg was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by Chief United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Westberg was sentenced to 87 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a four-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Westberg 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 Lisa C. Williams 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force (Waterloo Police Department; Cedar Falls Police Department; Waverly Police Department; Bremer County Sheriff’s Office; Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office; LaPorte City Police Department; Evansdale Police Department; Hudson Police Department), Mid Iowa Drug Task Force (Marshalltown Police Department; Marshall County Sheriff’s Office; Tama County), and Dubuque Drug Task Force (Dubuque Police Department; Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office). 

Court file information at

The case file number is 17-cr-2084.

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Drug Trafficking
Updated October 30, 2018