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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Mason City Man Faced Federal Meth Charges

Michael Geraghty, age 41, from Mason City, Iowa, have each been charged with two counts of distribution of methamphetamine. The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed on February 1, 2013, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Indictment alleges that in July 2012 was involved in distributing methamphetamine, having previously been convicted of a felony drug offense in May 2007 in Black Hawk County, Iowa.

If convicted on all charges, Geraghty faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $8,000,000 fine, $200 in special assessments, and 8 years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment.

Geraghty appeared on February 1, 2013 in federal court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Geraghty was held without bond pending a detention hearing on February 6, 2013.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers and was investigated by the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, Mason City Police Department, and Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 13-3002.

Updated February 19, 2015