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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vail, Iowa, Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Charges

A man who possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty March 26, 2013, in federal court in Sioux City.

Jeffrey Duane Krowiorz, II, 24, from Vail, Iowa, was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In 2007, Krowiorz was convicted twice of possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine.

At the plea hearing, Krowiorz admitted that on September 28, 2012, he possessed over 18 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine and intended to distribute the methamphetamine to other persons. Krowiorz attempted to flee (on foot) when officers made contact with him regarding an outstanding arrest warrant. Krowiorz was apprehended a short distance away and officers seized from Krowiorz three separate baggies of methamphetamine concealed within a body spray container converted into a storage container.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Donald E. O’Brien will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Krowiorz was taken into custody by the United States Marshal after the guilty plea and will remain in custody pending sentencing. Krowiorz faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $8,000,000 fine, a special assessment of $100, and at least eight years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Spirit Lake Police Department, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 12-4098.

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