Friday, January 22, 2021
Carroll Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine and Firearm Possession Charges
On Tuesday, a Carroll man pleaded guilty in federal court for the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm.
41-year-old Jeremy Werneburg pleaded guilty to Sioux City federal court for his charges. He was previously convicted in 2007 of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Werneburg confessed to distributing over 150 grams of methamphetamine from November 2017 through December 2018. In October of 2018, a confidential informant, utilized by law enforcement, bought over 27 grams of pure methamphetamine from Werneburg. That November, law enforcement received a tip that he had possession of drugs in his vehicle. Werneburg’s vehicle was searched and police officers seized about an ounce of meth which was pre-packaged into smaller amounts and a handgun.
Werneburg is pending sentencing in the United States Marshal’s custody. For the methamphetamine conviction, he faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years imprisonment with a possible maximum life sentence. Werneburg was fined $20 Million and will have at least 10 years of supervised release after any imprisonment. His firearm conviction has a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.
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