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This news story was published on March 26, 2011.
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A Cerro Gordo County man was sentenced March 18, 2011, to 135 months in federal prison on drug charges.

Jeffrey Smith, age 27, of Clear Lake, Iowa, received his prison term after a December 30, 2010, guilty plea to distributing methamphetamine..

Information provided by the United States at the sentencing and change of plea hearings revealed that, on June 4, 2010, Smith delivered one ounce of 99% pure methamphetamine to an undercover agent for $2500. Testimony at sentencing also established that Smith wanted to kill the confidential informant from the case.

Smith was sentenced in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Smith was sentenced to 135 months’ imprisonment. Smith must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release after prison. There is no parole in the federal system. Smith was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

Smith is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers and was investigated by the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, Mason City Police Department, Clear Lake Police Department and Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 10-3045. |

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