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Fort Dodge Man to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

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

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 19, 2015, to five years in federal prison.

Jeffery Wear, 51, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 6, 2015, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Wear admitted that from about 2012 through December 2014, he conspired to distribute more than 150 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  On December 2, 2014, in Audubon County, Iowa, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Wear.  Law enforcement officers seized approximately ½ pound of methamphetamine from Wear’s vehicle.

Wear was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Wear was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a four-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Wear 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 the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Audubon County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations.

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 14-3067.

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Updated August 21, 2015

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