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California Man Sentenced In Federal Court For Drug Conspiracy

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

A California man was sentenced today to 13 months in federal prison.

Chad Straub, 40, from Salinas, California, received the prison term after a February 7, 2014, guilty plea to one count of conspiring to distribute marijuana.

At the guilty plea, Straub admitted he conspired with other individuals to distribute marijuana. 

Straub was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Straub was sentenced to 13 months’ and one day imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Straub 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 Attorneys Justin Lightfoot and Matthew J. Cole and investigated by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Court file information is available at ttps://  The case file number is 14-CR-00020.

Updated February 19, 2015