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

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wisconsin Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 1, 2015, to more than 10 years in federal prison.                          

Ryan Michael Schroeder, 27, from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, received the prison term after a February 27, 2015, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Schroeder admitted his involvement from January 2012 through December 2014 in a conspiracy that distributed more than 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  Schroeder was involved in selling methamphetamine in Hampton, Iowa, as well as selling methamphetamine to numerous others in Minnesota. 

Schroeder was sentenced in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Schroeder was sentenced to 121 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Schroeder 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 Jack Lammers and 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/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 14-3071.

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Updated July 2, 2015