OMAHA, Neb. — A former assistant city attorney in western Iowa has taken a plea deal in a federal drug case filed in Nebraska.

Don Bauermeister, of Omaha, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to conspiring to possess and distribute about 13 pounds (6 kilograms) of marijuana. The allegation covers a period from November 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. His sentencing is set for Jan. 29, 2018.

Prosecutors agreed to recommend Bauermeister be given probation as part of the deal. The judge is not bound by the agreement, however.

Bauermeister had been a city employee in Council Bluffs, Iowa, since February 2003. He resigned in mid-June and has surrendered his license to practice law.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.