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Methamphetamine Manufacturer Sentenced To Federal Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A man who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced October 5, 2012, to more than seven years in federal prison.

Rodney Mrozek, Jr., 31, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 29, 2012, guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Mrozek, Jr. admitted his involvement in a conspiracy that manufactured and distributed 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, 2006 through 2011, Mrozek, Jr. acquired (by purchase or other means) at least 97.44 grams of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Mrozek, Jr. was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Mrozek, Jr. was sentenced to 93 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Mrozek, Jr. 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 https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 11-3052.

 

 

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