Janesville Man Charged with Meth Distribution

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Janesville man has been found guilty of distributing meth shipped to him with car parts.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 43-year-old Robert Lewis was convicted Wednesday of conspiracy to distribute ice methamphetamine.

Court records show Lewis began receiving shipments of meth from a out-of-state source shipped to him via FedEx concealed in car part boxes. Each shipment consisted of several pounds of meth.

Federal authorities say Lewis and his associates would then break the shipments down to smaller quantities and distribute the drugs throughout the Waterloo area.

Documents show Lewis also had his daughter register a vehicle for the head of the organization and allowed other members to use his home to repackage and distribute the drugs.

Authorities say Lewis left in Iowa in 2013, but continued to receive shipments of meth, including one hidden in a "Hamburger Skillet prepared meal". The shipment was flagged by FedEx employees. A quarter ounce of meth was seized.

A sentencing date for Lewis has not been set. He faces up to life in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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