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Minnesota man given 15 years after Waterloo meth bust

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A Minnesota man found with nearly a pound of meth during an eastern Iowa drug sting has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

32-year-old Paul Greseth, of Wanamingo, Minnesota, pleaded guilty earlier this year to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine tied to a January sting in Waterloo. He was sentenced Wednesday in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

During the January 22 incident at the Awesome Car Wash in the 2100 block of Logan Avenue, Greseth and another man attempted to sell meth to undercover officers. Two shots were eventually fired after the suspects did not follow the officers' orders, but no one was hurt. Greseth later said in court that he was trying to rip open bags full of drugs and vacuum them up before the officers could seize it. Officers found over 428 grams of meth in Greseth's possession.

On top of the prison time, Greseth was also sentenced to five years of supervised release by United States Chief District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand.

Greseth's arrest comes after a collaborative investigation involving several agencies, including the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Waterloo Police Department, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, West Union Police Department, Goodhue County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office, Tri-County Drug Task Force, and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations.

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