- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Officials say a 26-year-old Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to his role in a north Iowa drug conspiracy.

A U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday that Ryan Michael Schroeder of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

He was accused of conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of meth from January 2012 to December 2014.

Prosecutors say he sold meth in Hampton and Mason City, as well as people in Minnesota.

He’s being held by the U.S. Marshal’s Service pending sentencing. He could face up to life in prison and a $10 million fine. The minimum sentence is 10 years.



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