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Man gets no jail time for possession of cocaine with intent to deliver

MASON CITY – A former Mason City man who had faced up to 15 years in prison for two felony drug counts walked out of his sentencing hearing with a deferred judgment and probation for his possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver.

Robert David Ermer, age 19, was arrested on December 27th, 2011 following a 2:30am traffic stop near the intersection of 2nd Street Northeast and North Connecticut Avenue. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s media incident report a search warrant was executed by local law enforcement at 1009 Kentucky Ave South in Mason City following the traffic stop.

As a result of the incident and evidence found, then 18-year-old, Robert David Ermer was booked into the Cerro Gordo County jail on one class C felony count of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver, one class D felony count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver.

After his arrest Ermer remained in the Cerro Gordo County Jail 8 days until North Iowa Bonding posted a $15,000 surety bond to gain his release on January 3rd, 2012.

Following Ermer’s release the North Central Iowa Drug Task Force obtained a warrant on January 18th naming Robert Ermer and Corry Chodur as the defendants. During the search warrant execution at Choder’s residence more than 2 pounds of marijuana, a large quantity of cocaine, and a large amount of cash was seized according to a media release.

Court records do not show any new charges against Ermer following the search warrant execution. Chodur was charged weeks after the search warrant was executed with 4 felony drug charges related to the evidence collected during the drug raid.

Days before a pre-trial conference Choder’s lawyer and the prosecution entered in a negotiated voluntary guilty plea agreement.

At the sentencing hearing on Tuesday, November 13th, presiding District Court Judge Christopher C. Foy approved an application to dismiss the two Class D felony counts of Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp.

Judge Christopher C. Foy then handed down a two deferred judgments on both remaining charges. The 1st deferred judgment was two an amended Class C felony charge of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver. The 2nd deferred judgment was for the original Class D felony count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver.

Just four days before a scheduled trial Ermer’s lawyer and the prosecution also entered in a negotiated voluntary guilty plea agreement. As part of the plea bargain the prosecution would not pursue the Class D felony count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver if Ermer pled guilty to the cocaine charge.

On January 14th, 2013 Ermer entered a written plea of guilty to the Class C felony charge of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver.

At Ermer’s sentencing hearing on Monday, February 25th, presiding District Court Judge, Colleen D. Weiland handed down a deferred judgment to the cocaine charge. Instead Ermer was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and serve 3 years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections.

Under a deferred judgment the court holds the guilty plea back and throws it out should the defendant successfully complete the terms of their probation.

Robert Ermer SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
Robert Ermer
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
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