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Harlan, Iowa Resident Sentenced to 120 Months for Manufacturing Methamphetamine

May 31, 2013

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On May 30, 2013, Jon Monte Rodacker, a 48 year old resident of Harlan, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge Robert Pratt to 120 months imprisonment for manufacturing methamphetamine. Judge Pratt also ordered Rodacker to serve a five year term of supervised release following incarceration. On September 5, 2012, Rodacker pled guilty to a charge of manufacturing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The charge was the result of an investigation conducted by several law enforcement agencies into the manufacturing of methamphetamine in rural areas in and around Shelby County, Iowa. The investigation revealed that Rodacker was actively producing methamphetamine from as early as July of 2009, up to March 6, 2012, using pseudoephedrine pills purchased in Iowa and Nebraska.

The investigation was conducted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Harlan, Iowa Police Department, Iowa State Fire Marshal, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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