Webster City man sentenced for meth

WEBSTER CITY — A Webster City man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Friday after having entered a guilty plea for distributing methamphetamine within a public park zone, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa.

Jeremy Alan Frye, 35, admitted during his guilty plea on March 18 to his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute meth from July 2017 through August 2018 in Webster City.

Frye admitted that on four occasions in 2018 he distributed more than 53 grams of pure meth to law enforcement within a public park zone in undercover drug operations. During a search warrant at Frye’s residence, which is located within 1,000 feet of Nokomis Park and East Twin Park, law enforcement seized more than 37 grams of pure meth.

He admitted he intended to distribute that meth, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Frye was sentenced in Sioux City by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.

Frye was sentenced to 120 months in prison. He must also serve a 10-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

There is no parole in the federal system, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Frye is being held in the U.S. Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn S. Wehde. It was investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Webster City Police Department, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.