A Waterloo man concerned in a Mexico-based drug trafficking group was sentenced on January 6, 2023, to 29 years in federal jail.
Anthony Howard Amundson, age 40, from Waterloo, Iowa, obtained the jail time period after a June 3, 2022 responsible plea to 1 rely of conspiracy to distribute a managed substance.
Proof at sentencing confirmed that, from 2017 to January 2020, Amundson was a member of a Mexico‑primarily based drug trafficking group that was distributing methamphetamine within the Waterloo, Iowa space. Amundson was out and in of state custody throughout that point interval; nonetheless, when locally, Amundson distributed a number of kilograms of methamphetamine imported from Mexico. Amundson was intercepted on a wiretap speaking immediately with the Mexico‑primarily based supply of provide. Amundson exercised a management position over one other member of the drug trafficking group.
Amundson was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court docket Choose C.J. Williams. Amundson was sentenced to 348 months’ imprisonment, and he should additionally serve a 5-year time period of supervised launch after the jail time period. There isn’t any parole within the federal system.
Amundson is being held in america Marshal’s custody till he may be transported to a federal jail.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ashley Corkery and Dillan Edwards. This case was investigated as a part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Job Power (OCDETF) program of america Division of Justice by means of a cooperative effort of the Mid-Iowa Job Power (Marshall County Sheriff’s Workplace, Tama County Sheriff’s Workplace, Marshalltown Police Division), Iowa Nationwide Guard and Counter Drug Program, Tri-County Job Power (Cedar Falls Police Division, Waterloo Police Division, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Workplace), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI Protected Streets Job Power, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Court docket file data at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file quantity is 20-CR-02034.
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