Sheldon Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possessing a Gun

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A Sheldon man who sold large amounts of methamphetamine he received through the mail pled guilty on October 7, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City.

Scott Demers, age 39, from Sheldon, Iowa was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes.  Demers admitted to receiving large quantities of methamphetamine through the mail and redistributing it.  Demers also admitted to possessing a firearm in furtherance of trafficking methamphetamine.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Demers remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  For conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, Demers faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, and 5 years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment.  For possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, Demers faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and up to 5 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons and investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force consisting of the DEA; the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office; the Sioux City Police Department; the South Sioux City Police Department; and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

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Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl


The case file number is 21-4019.

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