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Iowa Couple Sentenced For Possessing Pseudoephedrine

This news story was published on March 8, 2012.
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A man and woman who purchased pseudoephedrine pills for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine will each serve time in federal prison.

Andrea Stroud, 31, and Kent Bradley Miller, 46, both of North English, Iowa, were sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Stroud’s sentencing was on February 14, 2012, while Miller was sentenced on March 1, 2012. Stroud and Miller had both pled guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine knowing or intending it would be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Stroud pled guilty on September 28, 2010, and Miller pled guilty on October 24, 2010.

Stroud was sentenced to 46 months’ imprisonment. Miller received a sentence of 87 months’ imprisonment. Both Stroud and Miller were required to pay a $100 special assessment, and each must serve a 3-year term of supervised release following their prison terms. Miller was already serving a 30-month sentence for violating a previous term of supervised release stemming from a prior federal methamphetamine conviction. There is no parole in the federal system.

Stroud and Miller are each being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until they can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Justin Lightfoot and investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington-Louisa Drug Task Force, the Johnson County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

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