Anthon Man Pleads Guilty to Several Drug-Related Charges

An Anthon man will serve prison time after pleading guilty to multiple drug-related charges in Sioux City Federal Court.

38-year-old Brett Sauser was convicted of one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Fentanyl…as well as one count of Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine Within a Protected Location. Sauser resided within one-thousand feet of a park, as well as the Anthon Elementary School.

At a plea hearing, Sauser admitted that between January of 2019 through August of 2022, he participated in the distribution of at least 350 grams of methamphetamine, and possessed more than 20 grams each of cocaine, fentanyl, and other drugs. Sauser obtained the controlled substances through the dark web, and received the drugs through the U.S. Postal Service.

Sauser faces between ten years and life in federal prison on the conspiracy conviction, and between five years and life in prison on the intent conviction. Sentencing will be set after a pre-sentence report is prepared. Sauser remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshal.



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