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Waterloo Man Convicted of Multiple Methamphetamine Crimes

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

A man who conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine was convicted by a jury on June 28, 2023, after a three-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Jeffery Turner, age 48, from Waterloo, Iowa, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of distribution of methamphetamine.  The verdict was returned following about an hour and a half of jury deliberations.

The evidence at trial showed that Turner distributed methamphetamine out of his home in Waterloo.  Turner worked with various other people who helped him get ice methamphetamine from various sources of supply in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and California.  Law enforcement eventually purchased methamphetamine from Turner in two controlled buys. 

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Turner remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Turner faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, and a lifetime of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Adam J. Vander Stoep and Assistant United States Attorneys Patrick J. Reinert and Dillan Edwards and was investigated by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force consisting of the Waterloo Police Department, Cedar Falls Police Department, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Department, Evansdale Police Department, Waverly Police Department, Hudson Police Department, La Porte City Police Department, and the Bremer County Sheriff’s Department; the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Court file information at

The case file number is 22-CR-02059-CJW.

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Updated June 30, 2023

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