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Waterloo Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison for His Role in Ice Methamphetamine Ring

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

 A man who was caught with over 380 grams of ice methamphetamine and over $25,000 in drug money was sentenced November 2, 2023, to more than 15 years in federal prison.

Timothy Michael Webber, age 46, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 2, 2023 guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Evidence at a prior hearing showed that Webber was intercepted over the wiretap ordering pounds of methamphetamine from the David Belton drug organization in Cedar Rapids.  In his plea agreement, Webber admitted that in April 2022, state investigators searched his residence in Waterloo and seized over 380 grams of ice methamphetamine and $25,550 in cash proceeds of prior ice methamphetamine sales.  Webber ran from officers who executed the search at the residence but was caught.

Eleven other individuals were charged in the same investigation, ten of whom have been sentenced:

  • Kiyonte Levell Sowell was sentenced to 144 months’ imprisonment;
  • Albert Henry Bailey was sentenced to 88 months’ imprisonment;
  • Jesus Vera was sentenced to 151 months’ imprisonment;
  • Calub Joseph Storlie was sentenced to 200 months’ imprisonment;
  • Christopher Eric Curley was sentenced to 175 months’ imprisonment;
  • David Poitier Belton was sentenced to 396 months’ imprisonment;
  • Derek Michael Mims was sentenced to 360 months’ imprisonment;
  • Phillip Lanell Rogers was sentenced to 135 months’ imprisonment;
  • Anton Tarrice Whitney, Jr. was sentenced to 216 months’ imprisonment;
  • Elmer Mims was sentenced to 235 months’ imprisonment.

Webber was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Webber was sentenced to 188 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.

Webber is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case 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 the DEA Task Force in Cedar Rapids and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The DEA Task Force in Cedar Rapids consists of the DEA; the Linn County Sheriff's Office; the Cedar Rapids Police Department; the Marion Police Department; and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dan Chatham.

Court file information at

The case file number is 22‑CR‑39‑CJW‑MAR.

Updated November 7, 2023

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