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Fort Dodge Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth-Distribution

May 2, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A man who was distributing methamphetamine has been sentenced to federal prison.

Wade Charles Heiden, age 46, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, received his prison term after an August 22, 2011, guilty plea. Heiden pled guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Information provided by the United States at the sentencings and change of plea hearing showed when Heiden was arrested on October 28, 2010, he was in possession of individually wrapped methamphetamine, which he intended to distribute.

Heiden was previously convicted of a felony drug offense in June 2004 in Webster County, Iowa.

Heiden was sentenced on May 1, 2012, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Heiden was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. Heiden must serve a 6-year term of supervised release after prison. There is no parole in the federal system. Heiden was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

Heiden is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until she can be transported to a federal prison.

This case was 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, Webster City Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Court file information is available at, case file # 09-3040.



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