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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Former Iowa City Man Sentenced On Federal Heroin Charge

DAVENPORT, IA – On September 10, 2014, Kyle Cameron Messerle, age 24, formerly of Iowa City, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James E. Gritzner to 60 months imprisonment for distribution of heroin, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Messerle was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the imprisonment and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On or about the night of November 10, 2012, Messerle was at a party in Iowa City and later admitted that he provided a quantity of “china white” heroin to two individuals. That same night, both of these individuals used the heroin provided by Messerle. The next day, one of these individuals was found dead, the result of mixed heroin and ethanol intoxication.

This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Johnson County Drug Task Force, and the Iowa City, Iowa, Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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