A Mason City man who possessed methamphetamine which he intended to distribute was sentenced on April 5, 2011, to fifteen years in federal prison.
Brent Murphy, 36, from Mason City, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 15, 2011, guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
At the guilty plea, Murphy admitted that on September 19, 2009, he possessed about 300 grams of ice methamphetamine. Murphy admitted receiving ounce quantities of ice methamphetamine and reselling it in the Mason City area.
Murphy was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Murphy was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Murphy 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. The case was investigated by the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force.
Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is CR 10-3038.|