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

Monday, February 4, 2013

Iowa Resident Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On February 1, 2013, Michael James Vore, a 50 year old resident of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, was sentenced to 120 months (ten years) imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine by United States Senior District Court Judge Robert Pratt. Judge Pratt also imposed a period of eight years of supervised release following his incarceration.

In September of 2012,Vore was found guilty by a jury of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The evidence at trial showed that the Iowa State Patrol was conducting an investigation into the possession and transportation of stolen commercial utility trailers in May of 2011. As part of their investigation, members with the Iowa State Patrol conducted a traffic stop on Vore as he was pulling a suspected stolen trailer behind his pick-up truck. While searching the pick-up truck that Vore was driving, troopers located approximately fifty grams of pure methamphetamine, along with a large stack of United States Currency, a digital scale and notes consistent with the sale of a controlled substance.

The investigation was conducted by the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, and the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015