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Fort Dodge Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Manufacturing Conspiracy

August 30, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A man who conspired to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced August 29, 2012, to more than 5 years in federal prison.

Phillip Farmer, Jr., 32, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 7, 2012, guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Farmer, Jr. admitted his involvement in a conspiracy that manufactured at least 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine from December, 2009 through July, 2011. According to pseudoephedrine purchase logs obtained in the investigation, starting in October 2007, Farmer, Jr. acquired (by purchase or other means) at least 172.3 grams of pseudoephedrine and provided the pseudoephedrine to others for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Farmer, Jr. also kept some of the pseudoephedrine so he could manufacture methamphetamine on his own. Farmer, Jr. also admitted to selling methamphetamine in the Fort Dodge, Iowa, area.

Farmer, Jr. was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Farmer, Jr. was sentenced to 66 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a term of five years of supervised release following imprisonment.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Dodge Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Dayton Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 11-3052.



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