A Fort Dodge man who conspired to, and distributed, methamphetamine pled guilty Tuesday in federal court in Sioux City.
53 year old Phillip Pringle was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, and aiding and abetting another in the distribution of methamphetamine.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Iowa, Pringle was a federal fugitive from justice from October 2021, to February of this year when he was arrested by U.S. Marshals in mid February
At the plea hearing, Pringle admitted that between January 2015 and December 2019, he and others distributed several pounds of methamphetamine in the Fort Dodge area.
In October 2019 and two occasions in 2020, Pringle was the source of methamphetamine for an individual selling methamphetamine to an undercover officer.
Pringle remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.