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Mason City man heading back to prison from prescription drug distribution


This news story was published on April 25, 2012.
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On Monday, April 24th, 42-year-old Marty John Frank was sentenced in Cerro Gordo County District Court for his distribution of oxycodone during an investigation by the North Iowa Drug Task Force that concluded in the arrest of 15 defendants in July 2011.

Marty Frank had originally been charged with three class C felony count of delivery of oxycodone following controlled buys on August 17th, August 25th, and October 21st 2010.

Court records show he entered into negotiated voluntary guilty plea (also known as a plea bargain agreement) on March 12th, 2012.

At the sentencing hearing on Monday presiding Assistant Chief Judge James M. Drew dismissed one count of the delivery of oxycodone and sentenced Marty Frank to serve up to 10 years in prison in each of the remaining two counts. In addition Judge Drew sentenced Marty Frank to up to 2 years in prison for a driving while barred charge related to one of the deliveries.

Court records show Marty Frank was sentenced in 2003 to 5 years in prison for repeatedly violating probation in a case that he had originally been charged with possession of precursors for making methamphetamine. In that case Judge Drew was also the sentencing judge.

Marty Frank is currently listed on the Cerro Gordo County Jail Inmate Population Report as awaiting transport to prison.

SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

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