Two sentenced for meth
DAVENPORT—Two residents from Washington County have been sentenced to prison on federal charges for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Southern District of Iowa, Kurt James Brookhart, 46, of Wellman, and Nahida Amira Buchheit, 38, of Wellman were sentenced on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
U.S. District Judge John A. Jarvey has sentenced Brookhart to 110 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine, said U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt in the press release. Brookhart will also serve five years of supervised release once he serves his time in prison, and has been ordered to pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund.
Jarvey sentenced Buccheit to 68 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 5 or more grams of methamphetamine, the press release said. She will have four years of supervised release after her prison term and has been ordered to pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund.
From November 2011 through April 10, 2012, Brookhart and Buchheit, along with Tony Henry Young and Cesar Alexis Gonzales, conspired to distribute methamphetamine in Washington County.
Brookhart and Young received “ice”, also known as methamphetamine, during this time period from Gonzalez. Gonzalez got the methamphetamine from someone in Arizona and then shipped it to Brookhart’s home in Wellman, where Young and Buchheit lived. Brookhart distributed some of that methamphetamine he had received at his home to other individuals, the press release said.
On March 22, 2012, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington Police Department SWAT team executed a search warrant at 1441 Fir Ave. in Wellman, as reported in The Journal. In the package was 200 grams of ice methamphetamine, the press release said.
Young is already serving time in relation to this case. He was sentenced on Oct. 16, 2012, to 135 months in prison. He will have five years of supervised release once he is done serving his time in prison. He was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of a mixture containing meth or 50 grams of actual meth, the press release said.
Gonzalez has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of a mixture of meth or 50 grams of actual meth and is awaiting sentencing, the press release said.
The Washington-Louisa County Drug Task Force and Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Narcotics Enforcement investigated the case.