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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fort Dodge Man To Federal Prison For Meth Conspiracy

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced June 11, 2013, to 10 years in federal prison.

Troy Fulkerson, 42, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 15, 2013, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Fulkerson admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from about 2011 through October 2012 that distributed more than 150 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine in the Fort Dodge, Iowa, area. Fulkerson also admitted to distributing more than 19 grams of methamphetamine during four separate transactions to individuals cooperating with law enforcement. On October 1, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Fulkerson’s residence, and seized over 30 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine which Fulkerson admitted he planned to distribute to others. At the time the search warrant was executed, Fulkerson resided within 1000 feet of a protected location, the Holy Rosary School Park in Fort Dodge.

Fulkerson was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Fulkerson was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed. He must also serve a ten-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Fulkerson 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 Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Story County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 12-3049.

Updated February 19, 2015