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Sheldon Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Narcotics And Firearms Charges

Sioux City, Iowa — A Sheldon man has pled guilty to selling large amounts of methamphetamine he received through the mail.

According to federal prosecutors, 39-year-old Scott Demers pled guilty to charges 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.  He also admitted to possessing a firearm in furtherance of trafficking methamphetamine.

Sentencing 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, he 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, he 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. There is no parole in the federal system.

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