SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling 4 pounds of methamphetamine.
Carlos Gomez, 37, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a possible maximum sentence of life in prison.
Authorities executed a search warrant on Gomez' property and seized approximately 5 grams of meth, a loaded handgun and $1,000 in cash.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Gomez admitted to selling nearly 4 pounds of meth from December through March.
Kelly Davis and three others are accused of driving to a Sergeant Bluff home in August armed with .22-caliber rifles, a baseball bat and a gas can, then threatening to kill the residents and firing gunshots at the house.
The man was one of three charged with breaking into a Sergeant Bluff house with an axe and taking five shotguns, two rifles and three handguns. The three later sold some of the guns to people in three states, according to court documents.
After officers forced their way into a bathroom where the man had holed up with his children, he broke a mirror over an officer's head, bit him on the right hand -- causing a severe cut -- and bit another officer.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the man conspired with others to sell more than 50 grams of meth. Co-conspirators traveled to Worthington to deliver meth for subsequent sale in several states, then the brought money back to Denison.