Okoboji man sentenced on federal drug charges

Fri 6-26-2020

(Sioux City)-- An Okoboji man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison on meth and ammunition charges. 

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 26-year-old Cole Rongved pled guilty October 17th, 2019 to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and one count of illegally possessing ammunition, being subject to an order of protection in the Iowa District Court for Dickinson county. 

Evidence at plea and sentencing hearings indicated Rongved was involved in a conspiracy from May 2018 through January, 2019 that distributed atleast 1,500 grams of methamphetamine in Dickinson county. Rongved admitted he and two associates acquired more than two pounds of meth from a source in Council Bluffs for distribution in the Iowa Great Lakes Area. During search warrants executed on Rongved's residence, law enforcement located and seized over 1,000 rounds of ammunition, over five pounds of marijuana, 37 doses of LSD, four grams of methamphetamine, over two pounds of psilocybin mushrooms, nearly $38,000 in cash and other items of drug trafficking and paraphernalia.