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Marshalltown man faces federal meth distribution charge

Genaro “Blondie” Aguilar Lemus, 22, of Marshalltown has been charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Lemus made an appearance Tuesday in the Northern District of Iowa Federal Court in Cedar Rapids. He was not the only one. Also charged are Bobbey Dean Robey, 61, and Travis “Cheese” Charles Werkmeister.

The charges are connected to a series of drug searches conducted in 12 locations in Marshalltown, Cedar Falls, Roland and Waterloo. The indictment alleges between January 2019 and July of this year, the three defendants conspired to distribute methamphetamine.

If convicted, they each face a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison or a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine.

Lemus, Robey and Werkmeister all pleaded not guilty and are being detained by the U.S. Marshal. A jury trial is scheduled for Sept. 28 in the Cedar Rapids United States Courthouse, Courtroom Three on the fourth floor with District Court Judge C.J. Williams presiding.

Lemus is represented attorney Alfred E. Willett of Cedar Rapids.

Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Corkery is prosecuting the case. The investigation resulting in the charges was conducted by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force of the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Tri-County Drug Task Force, the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force, the Iowa Counter Drug Task Force and the Central Iowa Drug Task Force.

Contact Lana Bradstream at 641-753-6611 or lbradstream@timesrepublican.com.

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