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Creston Man Appears In U.S. District Court and Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

DES MOINES, Iowa—On October 11, 2019, United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced that Brandon Robert Fry, age 38, of Creston, Iowa, appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer and entered a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Fry admitted that he knowingly possessed over 500 grams of methamphetamine on June 4, 2019, which was found by law enforcement in a white Mercedes, in Creston, Iowa. Fry admitted that prior to being arrested on June 4, 2019, he had intended to distribute the methamphetamine. At the time of this offense, Fry was on federal supervised release for a prior conviction of felon in possession of a firearm.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Fry faces an agreed-upon sentence of 188 months in prison. He is also subject to at least 5 years of supervised release following the imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for February 24, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., before the Honorable Chief Judge John A. Jarvey at the United States Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa.

This matter was investigated by the United States Probation Office, the Creston Police Department, the Des Moines Police Department, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement (MINE) Task force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney's office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated October 15, 2019

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