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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Anamosa Man Charged With Manufacturing Meth Near A School

Zackery Lee Smock, age 36, from Anamosa, Iowa, has been charged with one count of attempted manufacture of methamphetamine by a drug felon near a school.  The charge is contained in an Indictment filed May 7, 2014, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

The Indictment alleges that, on or about March 7, 2014, Smock manufactured and attempted to manufacture methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of St. Patrick’s School in Anamosa.  According to information disclosed in court, Smock’s attempted manufacture of methamphetamine resulted in a house fire.  At the time of the fire, Smock and four other adults were in the house. 

If convicted, Smock faces a possible maximum sentence of 60 years’ imprisonment, a $4,000,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and at least six years of supervised release following any imprisonment.­

Smock appeared May 22, 2014, in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond.  Smock’s next appearance for a detention hearing is set for May 27, 2014.    

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Lisa C. Williams and was investigated by the Anamosa Police Department, Anamosa Fire Department, Iowa Division of State Fire Marshal, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 14-CR-0057.

Updated February 19, 2015