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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

A Wisconsin man pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine February 27, 2015, in federal court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

During the conspiracy, from January 2012 through December 2014, Ryan Michael Schroeder, age 26, from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, conspired to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Schroeder conducted transactions involving multiple ounce quantities of methamphetamine in Hampton and Mason City, Iowa. Schroeder was also delivering and selling methamphetamine to numerous persons in Minnesota.      

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Schroeder remains in custody of the United States Marshal; was taken into custody by the United States Marshal after the guilty plea and pending sentencing.  Schroeder faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and 5-years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers and was investigated by the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, Mason City Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/.  The case file number is 14-CR-3071.

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Updated March 6, 2015