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

Friday, April 7, 2017

Council Bluffs Man Sentenced to 135 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On April 6, 2017, Ramon Cisneros Aguilera, a 33-year-old Mexican citizen living in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 135 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Aguilera will be required to serve a three-year term of supervised release following his release from prison.


On November 29, 2016, Aguilera pleaded guilty to the distribution charge and admitted he possessed over one kilogram of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute in the Southern District of Iowa in August of 2016. The charge was the result of a law enforcement investigation of drug trafficking that occurred in both Sioux City and Council Bluffs, Iowa.


This investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, the Sioux City Police Department, the Council Bluffs Police Department, the Omaha Police Department, the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.




Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at


Drug Trafficking
Updated April 7, 2017