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Three Fremont men pleaded to drug offenses Monday morning in Dodge County District Court.

Michael C. Gorczyca, 54, of Fremont pleaded no-contest and was found guilty of attempting to be in possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver – methamphetamine; a Class III felony.

If prosecuted to the full extent of the law, the defendant faces up to 4 years in prison and 2 years of post-release supervision.

The minimum sentence simply has to be less than 4 years, Dodge County Deputy Attorney Marti Sleister said.

At the time of his Sept. 4, 2016 arrest, an arrest affidavit shows that Gorczyca was already on active probation for being in possession of a controlled substance. After being pulled over by a Fremont Police Department officer for traveling 36 mph in a 25 mph zone, Gorczyca refused to have his car searched but was willing to wait for a K-9 unit to arrive, court documents show.

Upon arrival, the K-9 unit located 5.9 grams of methamphetamine within the vehicle. Judge John Samson ordered a pre-sentence investigation report and sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 18.

In other District Court news,

Terrance R. Dowd, 33, pleaded guilty to being in possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a Class IV felony. The felony carries a weight of up to 2 years in prison. Dowd was arrested Aug. 16 when investigators with the III CORPS Drug Task Force executed a search warrant inside of a home located in the 900 block of West Eighth Street, court records show.

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Concentrated cannabis, marijuana and a methamphetamine pipe containing burnt methamphetamine residue were located within the residence. Through a plea agreement, two marijuana-related charges and one child neglect charge were dropped, Sleister said.

Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18.

Dillon J. Knapp, 19, pleaded no-contest and was found guilty of being in possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a Class IV felony. Through a plea agreement, an additional methamphetamine-related charge was dropped, court records show.

Knapp was arrested on Sept. 18 following an investigation lead by the III CORPS Drug Task Force at a home located in the 1500 block of East Cuming Street. The home belonged to somebody who at the time was in a drug rehabilitation facility, an arrest affidavit says.

Four other co-defendants were arrested the same evening, court records show.

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