Moline man arrested on probation in Iowa and Illinois for peddling meth

A Moline man, who was on probation on drug-related convictions in both Iowa and Illinois, was arrested by Bettendorf police on Wednesday for allegedly peddling methamphetamine.

Joshua Michael Dieckmann, 37, is charged in Scott County Circuit Court with possession with intent to supply more than 5 grams of meth and failure to affix an Iowa drug tax stamp.

Possession and delivery charge is a Class B felony under Iowa law carrying a 25-year prison sentence. Violating the Iowa Drug Tax Stamp Act is a Class D felony carrying a five-year prison sentence.

According to the affidavit of Bettendorf Police Sgt. Joshua Paul, at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday, Dieckmann was driving a 2012 Acura at the 1800 block of Grant Street.

Police initiated a traffic stop on the Acura for a tinted glass violation. A police dog alerted officers to the presence of narcotics, and officers seized 38 grams of crystal meth, along with marijuana, a digital scale and suspected Viagra pills.

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Police have said the normal dose of meth is one-tenth of a gram, meaning Dieckmann allegedly possessed 380 doses of meth.

In an interview after Miranda, Dieckmann admitted that people contact him to buy meth and that he can get meth for them, according to the affidavit.

During a first appearance on the charges Thursday in the Scott County District Court, Judge Catherine Cartee scheduled a preliminary hearing for November 22.

Dieckmann was being held on $30,000 bail at the Scott County Jail Thursday night.

Dieckmann is currently on parole from both the Iowa and Illinois correctional facilities.

Dieckmann was sentenced to three years’ probation during a hearing in Scott County District Court on March 23, 2018. During that hearing, he had pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance – meth-third – and possession of a controlled substance – marijuana -third misdemeanor.

On July 5, 2018, Dieckmann was arrested while on probation in Iowa in Rock Island County for supplying between 15 and 100 grams of meth. The charge is a Class X felony under Illinois law, which carries a sentence of six to 30 years in prison.

He was taken into custody by Scott County officials on June 25, 2018 for violating his Iowa probation with the Illinois arrest.

In September 2018, while awaiting a Scott County parole revocation hearing and a trial on the Rock Island County meth charges, Dieckmann committed fraudulent practices and identity theft when he used the identity of a deceased Kentucky man to obtain a Obtain an Iowa driver’s license and a vehicle title, as per Scott County District Court records.

On December 5, 2019, Scott County District Judge John Telleen sentenced Dieckmann to consecutive two-year terms on meth and marijuana possession charges after pleading guilty to fraud and identity theft allegations and admitting that in the earlier cases he violated his Violating probation charges and serving consecutive two-year prison sentences for fraudulent practice and identity theft convictions.

On September 9, 2020, during a hearing in Rock Island County District Court, Dieckmann pleaded guilty to charges of supplying meth and was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Justice. The sentence was to be served concurrently with his sentence in Iowa.

Dieckmann was released from the Iowa Department of Justice on January 25, 2022. He was then committed to Illinois River Correctional Center on March 10, 2022. Three months later, on June 10, 2022, he was released from Illinois River Correctional Center.

Dieckmann’s parole in Iowa was scheduled to end on November 27, while his parole in Illinois does not end until June 10, 2025.

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