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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 21, 2018

Des Moines Man Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

DES MOINES, Iowa-- On May 18, 2018, Solomon Seth Currie, age 32, of Des Moines, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 352 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Currie was ordered to serve ten years of supervised release to follow his prison term.

Currie pleaded guilty to the charges on December 28, 2017. Currie admitted he was in possession of 2,149 grams of pure methamphetamine, a stolen Glock 27 .40 handgun, and $18,030 in cash during the execution of a search warrant at his Des Moines residence. Currie further admitted having a prior felony conviction for a controlled substance offense.

This investigation was conducted by the Des Moines Police Department and Mid Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov
Updated May 21, 2018