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Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Caught Driving in Iowa While Transporting Pounds of Methamphetamine from Las Vegas to Wisconsin

A man who repeatedly drove pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest from a source in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2019, was sentenced October 22, 2020, to more than 18 years in federal prison.

Daniel Decker, age 39, from Kenosha, Wisconsin, received the prison term after a guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

In a plea agreement, Decker admitted he drove through Cedar County, Iowa, with approximately five pounds of ice methamphetamine with the intent to redistribute it.  At sentencing, evidence showed that Decker had transported approximately twenty pounds of ice methamphetamine from Las Vegas to the Midwest over the course of a couple of months.

Decker was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Decker was sentenced to 220 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Decker 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 Liz Dupuich and investigated by the Muscatine County drug task force. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 19-cr-0096.

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Updated October 23, 2020

Drug Trafficking