NW IA man convicted on federal drug charges
(Sioux City) A federal jury has convicted a northwest Iowa man on a meth charge.
50-year-old Juan Lopez-Zuniga of Denison, Iowa was convicted Friday by a jury in U.S. District Court in Sioux City for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Evidence presented at the trial showed Lopez-Zuniga was involved in a conspiracy that distributed more than 500 grams of meth fro October, 2015 through September, 2016.
The evidence also showed Lopez-Zuniga traveled with several co-conspiractors from Denison to Worthington, Minnesota to deliver half pound quantities the drug for further distribution in northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and southeast South Dakota. Lopez-Zuniga would then return to Denison with money from the drug sales.
Lopez-Zuniga is being held in the custody of a U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.