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Mason City Man Pled Guilty To Methamphetamine Conspiracy

April 20, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A Cerro Gordo County man pled guilty on April 4, 2012, in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Christopher David Douglas, age, 33, from Mason City, Iowa, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

In a plea agreement, Douglas admitted that from about 2006 through September 23, 2011, he was involved in a conspiracy with others to distribute methamphetamine.

On or about September 23, 2011, a confidential source made arrangements with Douglas to sell him a pound of crystal methamphetamine. A search warrant was executed on Douglas’s residence and the pound of crystal methamphetamine was recovered. Douglas possessed an additional amount of crystal methamphetamine weighing approximately one-half pound.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Douglas remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Douglas faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, $100 in a special assessment, and 5-years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

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, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Court file information is available at The case file number is CR 11-3044.



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