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Oelwein Man Found Guilty to Distributing Meth at Workplace

An Oelwein man has been found guilty of distributing meth at his workplace.

39-year old Justin Buehler was convicted by a jury on Thursday after a three-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids. He was found guilty of two counts of distribution of methamphetamine. 

Evidence at the trial showed Buehler distributed meth to an employee at Pries Enterprises in Independence. In January 2019, law enforcement agents coordinated with the employee to set up two controlled purchases of meth from Buehler’s home. The agents surveilled the purchases – they were also audio-recorded. 

The name and location of his workplace was not immediately available.

Buehler had a prior state conviction for his involvement with meth in 2007. 

He could face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole and a fine of up to $8 million. Sentencing will be set at a later date.

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