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Council Bluffs Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearm Offenses

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On August 23, 2017, Ivan Wade Diaz-Rodrigues, 26, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 70 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Diaz-Rodrigues will serve three years of supervised release following his imprisonment.


Diaz-Rodrigues pleaded guilty to these charges on April 3, 2017, and admitted he offered to sell methamphetamine to a confidential source in Council Bluffs in February of 2017. Diaz-Rodrigues was apprehended by authorities after arranging the methamphetamine sale, and was found in possession of methamphetamine and a loaded .40 caliber handgun.


The case resulted from an investigation by Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, which consists of the Council Bluffs Police Department, Mills County Sheriff’s Office, Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, and Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Narcotics Enforcement. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted with the firearm investigation. This 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



Updated August 24, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses