MASON CITY – On Monday Clyde Parker, age 35, of Mason City was sentenced to five years of probation after plea bargaining to one of three possessions with intent to deliver charges. In exchange the two other charges were dismissed per court.
Parker had been arrested along with fourteen other defendants in July of this year as part of an investigation by the North Iowa Drug Task Force.
Parker has been released from custody of the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department four weeks after his arrest to the supervision of the Department of Corrections by Judge Rustin Davenport. However he was put back in the Cerro Gordo County Jail after a pre-trial release violation on August 23rd.
The charges stemmed from Parker’s delivery of methamphetamine March 31st and April 13th, and another delivery of marijuana on April 8th, 2011.
Court records show Parker entered a voluntary negotiated guilty plea on October 3rd, 2011. On Monday, November 21st, Parker was sentenced in Cerro Gordo County District Court by Judge Colleen Weiland to a ten year suspended prison sentence, and five years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections. Judge Weiland also suspended the minimum $1000 fine in each case, ordering Parker to pay court costs of $372 and a $125 surcharge.
Clyde Parker was also charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine in 2005, but was only convicted of 2nd possession of methamphetamine in that case.