Odebolt man pleads guilty on meth charge

Kevin Schimerowski, 46, from Odebolt, was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Schimerowski pled guilty on Aug. 28 in a federal court in Sioux City.

At the plea hearing, Schimerowski admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from about 2012 through April 2013 that distributed more than five grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. 

On three occasions in February 2013, Schimerowski distributed over five grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine to individuals cooperating with law enforcement.  

Sentencing before US District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Schimerowski remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. 

Schimerowski faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, an $8 million fine, a special assessment of $100, and at least eight years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Denison Police Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Sac County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminalistics Laboratory.