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

Monday, March 25, 2013

Webster County Man To Federal Prison For Manufacturing Meth

A man who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 14, 2013, to more than 16 years in federal prison.

Kevin Eugene Peterson, 45, from Duncombe, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 12, 2012, guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. Peterson has at least six prior felony drug convictions.

At the guilty plea, Peterson admitted that from January 2010 through August 2012 he conspired with others to manufacture and distribute at least 150 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. Peterson also admitted that on January 22, 2012, he manufactured methamphetamine; and on April 23, 2012, he distributed methamphetamine to an individual cooperating with law enforcement.

Peterson was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Peterson was sentenced to 198 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 10-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Peterson 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 Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Webster City Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 12-3039.

Updated February 19, 2015