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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Clay County, Iowa, Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced May 26, 2015, to 11 years in federal prison.

Todd Daugherty, 52, from Spencer, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 19, 2015, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Daugherty admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from about 2013 and continuing through May 2014 that distributed more than 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine in Spencer, Iowa, and the surrounding area.  Daugherty would obtain the methamphetamine from Minnesota and later distribute the methamphetamine to multiple customers in Iowa.  A traffic stop was conducted of Daugherty in Minnesota in which four ounces of methamphetamine was seized.

Daugherty was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Daugherty was sentenced to 132 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Daugherty 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 investigated by Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 14-4067.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated June 4, 2015