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North Iowa man sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for meth

North Iowa man sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for meth


CEDAR RAPIDS | A Grafton man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy where meth, cash, and a 9 mm handgun were found through searches.

Dwight Chris Jorgensen, 49, pleaded guilty conspiracy to distribute meth Aug. 28, 2017.

U.S. District Court Judge Linda R. Reade sentenced Jorgensen to 168 months in prison or about 14 years.  

A special assessment of $100 was imposed and he must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  

There is no parole in the federal system.

According to information disclosed at the sentencing and change of plea hearing, Jorgensen was receiving quarter-pound, half-pound and pound amounts of meth and redistributing it to others.  

During a Feb. 2017 search of Jorgensen’s residence, shop and Jeep Cherokee, law enforcement seized a large amount of meth, a Taurus 9 mm handgun and $2,743 in cash, according to a news release. 

Jorgensen distributed more than 1,500 grams of pure meth, law enforcement said. 

Jorgensen is being held in the U.S. Marshal’s custody in Linn County Jail until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Lammers and investigated by the Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Worth County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Mower County Minnesota Sheriff’s Office, Austin Minnesota Police Department and Division of Intelligence. 

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.



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