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Former resident pleads guilty to drug charges

December 8, 2010
Estherville News

The Estherville Police Department, along with the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force and The Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement completed a lengthy investigation into the distribution and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine by a former Estherville resident.

On Monday, Nov. 29 2010, 28 year old Beau Berge of Carroll, Iowa plead guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. At the hearing, Berge admitted that he conspired to distribute more than 500 grams of Meth from 2008 through February of this year in Estherville, and Emmet and Kossuth counties.

Berge's sentencing will be scheduled pending completion of a pre-sentence report. Berge faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4 Million Dollars, a special assessment of $100 and five years up to life of supervised release following imprisonment.

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The Estherville Police Department, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, the Clay County Sheriff's Department, and the Kossuth County Sheriff's Department all played an active role in this multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional investigation.

The Estherville Police Department remains vigilant in protecting the citizens of Estherville by actively pursuing drug dealers and users.

If you have any information about the use or sale of illegal drugs, please call the Estherville Police Department at 712-362-3515 or contact us by e-mail at



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