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Dayton, Iowa Man To Federal Prison For Meth Conspiracy

July 2, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A man who conspired to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced June 28, 2012, to 3 years in federal prison.

Rex Silvey, 55, from Dayton, Iowa, was convicted of one count of conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine.

At the plea hearing on November 28, 2011, Silvey admitted that from about December 2009 through July 2011 he conspired to manufacture at least 5 grams of pure methamphetamine. According to pseudoephedrine purchase logs obtained in the investigation, starting in April 2009 Silvey purchased at least 68.99 grams of pseudoephedrine with the purposes of manufacturing methamphetamine. Silvey received methamphetamine in exchange for the pseudoephedrine he provided to others who manufactured the methamphetamine. On March 17, 2011, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a residence at which Silvey was also located. Law enforcement seized items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine, including pseudoephedrine pills, fertilizer spikes, drain opener, and lithium batteries.

Silvey was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Silvey was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Silvey 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 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 11-3030.



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