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Pottawattamie County Residents Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Council Bluffs, IA- United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, Kevin E. VanderSchel, announced on September 23, 2016, Omar Rosales-Ixta, a 39 year-old resident of Carter Lake, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge James E. Gritzner to 168 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Rosales-Ixta’s term of imprisonment is to be followed by five years of supervised release. Rosales-Ixta entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on May 26, 2016.

Rosales-Ixta’s co-defendant, Michael Leroy Poore, a 34 year-old resident of Logan, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior Judge James E. Gritzner to 78 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine to be followed by four years of supervised release. Poore entered a guilty plea to the charge on April 29, 2016.

The pleas of guilty and sentencings were the result of an investigation into methamphetamine distribution by the defendants between July and November of 2015. During that time, the defendants distributed over two kilograms of methamphetamine, which was obtained in Omaha and transported to Pottawattamie County where it was sold.

Co-defendant Broc Todd Waltermeyer is scheduled for sentencing on November 2, 2016.

The investigation was conducted by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Omaha Police Department, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated September 26, 2016

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