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Anamosa Man Plead Guilty To Manufacturing Methamphetamine Near A School

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

Zackery Lee Smock, age 36, from Anamosa, Iowa, pled guilty to one count of attempted manufacture of methamphetamine by a drug felon near a school on July 1, 2014, in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

At the plea hearing, Smock admitted that, on March 7, 2014, he attempted to manufacture methamphetamine at a residence in Anamosa.  During the course of his manufacturing, he started a fire at the residence.  The residence was within 1000 feet of St. Patrick’s school in Anamosa.     

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade  will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Smock remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Smock faces a mandatory minimum sentence of one year imprisonment and 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. 

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  The case file number is 14-cr-57.

Updated February 19, 2015