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California Man Sentenced to Prison for Marijuana Offense

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on December 15, 2020, Dmitry Alexander Borisov, age 35, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 60 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Borisov was ordered to serve four years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund. Borisov pleaded guilty to the offense on August 21, 2020.

On January 1, 2020, Borisov was driving a rental truck on Interstate 80. He was stopped for speeding by the Council Bluffs Police. While issuing a citation, a police dog alerted to the presence of a controlled substance in Borisov’s vehicle. Law enforcement discovered that the truck contained over 1,200 pounds of marijuana.

The investigation was conducted by the Council Bluffs Police Department and the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated December 17, 2020

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