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Man From Fort Dodge Sentenced To Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

September 10, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A man who conspired to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced September 6, 2012, to five years in federal prison.

August Defoe, 34, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 4, 2012, guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Defoe 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 January 2009, Defoe acquired (by purchase or other means) at least 182.16 grams of pseudoephedrine and provided the pseudoephedrine to others for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Defoe also admitted to selling methamphetamine to others in the Fort Dodge, Iowa, area.

Defoe was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Defoe was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment. He must pay a special assessment of $100. Defoe must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Defoe 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 11-3052.



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