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Council Bluffs Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA -- United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Larry Schneckloth, age 47, of Council Bluffs, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 110 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl. Schneckloth was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

The charge was the result of an investigation regarding Scheckloth distributing controlled substances in the Council Bluffs area. Schneckloth sold fentanyl pills on two occasions in Sarpy County, Nebraska, and he was also linked to fentanyl pills located during an investigation at a hotel in Omaha, Nebraska. Law enforcement, through their investigation, attributed over 3000 fentanyl pills to Schneckloth. On December 7, 2019, Council Bluffs Police officers were dispatched to a motel in Council Bluffs where Schneckloth was arrested for a warrant and was found in possession of 95 grams of methamphetamine.

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


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated July 17, 2020

Drug Trafficking
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