MASON CITY – Just a day after appearing in court for violating the probation he was placed on – for a second time – after pleading guilty to three felony drug charges, a convicted drug dealer was back on the streets, denying he smokes marijuana.
Timothy Lee Rucker was released from the Cerro Gordo County Jail on Monday. He had been picked up by Mason City police in the Cultural Crescent on a warrant for violating his probation for a second time. Rucker – who claims to live in Clear Lake and work at Winnebago Industries – posted $2,500 bond and was released as he awaits a new court date of June 13, 2014.
Just a day after his release from jail, Rucker said via social media that “i cant put a blunt in my mouth im on probation (sic)”.
Rucker has already been convicted of violating his probation once before, in 2013, and was sent to Beje Clark for 6 months.
Rucker pled guilty in July of 2012 to three drug charges brought against him by the North Iowa Drug Task Force following an investigation into his drug dealing activities. Rucker pled guilty to two class C felony counts of delivery of methamphetamine with 1,000 feet of a school, and one class C felony count of possession with intent to deliver MDMA (Ecstasy). Six other serious drug charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea.
Rucker was ultimately sentenced and placed on 999 days of probation and assessed a $1,000 fine and court costs that totaled $7,346.56. However, Rucker never made a single payment on that debt, records show.