Fredericksburg couple pleads guilty to drug charges
Written by Eric Page, Assistant News Director - email
CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -
A Fredericksburg couple has pleaded guilty to distributing pseudoephedrine for the purposes of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Enrique Manzo, 36, and Jessica Manzo, 31, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute pseudoephedrine -- knowing that the pseudoephedrine would be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine -- on Monday in federal court in Cedar Rapids, according to spokesman Peter Deegan with the United State Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa.
Deegan says that at their respective hearings, the couple admitted to buying pseudoephedrine and collecting it from other sources and then selling it or trading it to a methamphetamine cook.
Deegan adds that people were caught on surveillance video on several occasions meeting Enrique or Jessica in pharmacy parking lots and handing them the pills.
A sentencing date has not been set, but each face up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and up to three years of supervised release.
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