Sentencing set for Riceville man accused of distributing drugs near school, enticing a minor

RICEVILLE — The sentencing date has been set for a Riceville man accused of distributing a drug near a school and enticing a minor.

30-year-old Andrew Greeley is accused of contacting a 15-year-old in April of last year, with Greeley later meeting the victim at his uncle’s home in Riceville and providing them marijuana. That home was within 1000 feet of a public or private school. A criminal complaint says Greeley had physical contact with the intent to entice the victim into a sexual situation, with the victim being able to stop any further contact. The complaint says a search of the uncle’s home later found multiple items including marijuana, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

Greeley was charged with distributing a drug near a school, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, as well as enticing a minor under the age of 16, a Class D felony.

As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Greeley pleaded guilty to one count of distribution or possession with the intent to distribute drugs to a minor, a Class C felony, as well as enticing a minor.

As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors are recommending a suspended sentence with up to three years probation when Greeley is sentenced on April 23rd.