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Milford Man to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

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

On November 22, 2022, Justin Haubrich, 46, from Milford, Iowa, was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison.

Haubrich pled guilty June 28, 2022, in federal court in Sioux City, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that from May 2018 through January 2019, Haubrich was involved in a conspiracy that distributed at least 2500 grams of methamphetamine.  Haubrich was supplied methamphetamine from sources in Denison and Council Bluffs, Iowa for further distribution in Northwest Iowa.  During a traffic stop in January 2019, Haubrich was found in possession of a .45 caliber handgun and was known to keep and store firearms during his drug trafficking activities.  

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Haubrich was sentenced to 108 months’ imprisonment and must serve a term of three years supervised release following imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Haubrich remains in custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, the Okoboji, Iowa Police Department, and the Iowa DCI Laboratory.   

Court file information at

The case file number is 21-4097. 

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Updated November 23, 2022

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