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Burlington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Burlington man, Daniel Joseph Fritzjunker, age 35, was sentenced on March 2, 2022, to 144 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Fritzjunker was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term and immediately pay a $100 Special Assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, the investigation into Fritzjunker began when the Mount Pleasant Police Department received information of his involvement in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Henry County area. During the investigation, Fritzjunker was repeatedly identified as a major source for methamphetamine, of which he admitted in later interviews with law enforcement. On September 17, 2021, Fritzjunker pleaded guilty to the charge.

U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Burlington Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated March 7, 2022

Drug Trafficking