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Webster County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Convictions

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Possessed a sawed-off shotgun in connection with drug offenses

A man who distributed cocaine and possessed a firearm during and in furtherance of drug trafficking was sentenced to more than 5 years in federal prison. 

Quinn Schleimer, 22, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, pled guilty on October 22, 2019, to two counts of distribution of cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

At the plea hearing, Schleimer admitted that on three occasions in 2017 he distributed 1/8 ounce of powder cocaine to an individual cooperating with law enforcement.  Schleimer also admitted to selling about 4 ½ ounces of cocaine and 10 pounds of marijuana in 2017.  During a search of Schleimer’s residence, officers seized two loaded shotguns, one of which had its barrel sawed off.

Schleimer was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Schleimer was sentenced to 61 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Schleimer 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 Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Fort Dodge Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminalistics Laboratory, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 17-3051.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated March 3, 2020

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