Estherville Man Sentenced On Federal Meth & Firearms Convictions

Fri 3-6-2020

(Sioux City)-- An Estherville man has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison on meth and firearms charges.

35-year-old Dustin Julich pled guilty September 20th of last year to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and illegal possession of a firearm. He had previously been convicted of theft in the second degree and burglary in the third degree which prohibited Julich from possessing firearms in Iowa.

At a plea hearing, Julich admitted that for about three years he and others distributed over a kilogram of methamphetamine in the Estherville area. A search of Julich's truck and trailer resulted in law enforcement seizing about a half pound of meth and two handguns.

Julich must also serve a five-year term of supervised release following the prison term.

The case was investigated by the Estherville Police Department, Emmet County Sheriff's Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force and the Iowa Division of Criminalistics Laboratory.