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Eagle Grove Man to Federal Prison for Meth Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Meth trafficking occurred within 1,000 feet of a park.

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 27, 2021, to 5 years in federal prison.

Donovan Lalor, 50, from Eagle Grove, Iowa, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. 

At the plea hearing, Lalor admitted that he conspired to distribute more than 5 pounds of pure methamphetamine from January 2019 through March 2020 in the Wright and Webster County areas.  Lalor admitted he regularly obtained up to half-pound quantities of meth for redistribution along with other co-conspirators. Their source was a residence located within 1,000 feet of a protected location, namely, Greenwood Park in Eagle Grove, Iowa.    

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Lalor remains in custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison.  Lalor was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment and must serve a term of 8 years of supervised release following imprisonment.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle Grove Police Department, and Iowa Criminalistics Laboratory. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 20-3012. 

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Updated July 29, 2021

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