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Dubuque man who set his apartment on fire while he cooked meth sentenced to prison


This news story was published on April 5, 2014.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who caused a fire while attempting to manufacture methamphetamine in his Dubuque apartment was sentenced today to six and one­‑half years in federal prison.

Jeremiah Shaw, 42, from Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after an October 11, 2013 guilty plea to one count of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine near a playground.

Information disclosed at the plea and sentencing hearings indicated that Shaw attempted to cook methamphetamine at his apartment on April 28, 2013. Shaw’s attempted cook caused a fire to ignite in the apartment. Two other people were present in the apartment, which was located within 1,000 feet of three separate playgrounds.

Shaw was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Shaw was sentenced to 78 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 6-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Shaw is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Justin Lightfoot and investigated by the Dubuque Drug Task Force.

JEREMIAH B SHAW SENTENCED TO PRISON

JEREMIAH B SHAW
SENTENCED TO PRISON

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2 Responses to Dubuque man who set his apartment on fire while he cooked meth sentenced to prison

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Convicted on a Federal rap means bye, bye and no parole for you.

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    Messy Blumpkin Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Lock the little turd up and throw away the key.