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SIOUX CITY -- Two Northwest Iowa men recently pleaded guilty to federal charges of selling methamphetamine in the Storm Lake area.

Dylan Gustafson, 25, of Aurelia, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Sioux City on Feb. 13 to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Bounpane Phaymany, 33, of Storm Lake, entered his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance on Feb. 15.

Neither has been scheduled for sentencing. Gustafson faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison. Phaymany faces a mandatory minimum prison term of 10 years.

They were arrested in July after Storm Lake police executed a search warrant at a home in the 1100 block of West Fifth Street in Storm Lake and found 1.2 pounds of meth with a street value of about $19,000, a semiautomatic handgun and $400 in cash.

Gustafson arrived during the search, and police found him in possession of $8,500 in cash, two ounces of marijuana and a loaded 9mm handgun.


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