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Iowa Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth-Distribution Conspiracy

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

A Mason City man was sentenced February 25, 2015, for his role in a Mason City area methamphetamine conspiracy.

Scott Lee Bailey, age 44, of Mason City, Iowa, received his prison term after an October 16, 2014, guilty plea.  Bailey pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Bailey was previously convicted of a felony drug offense in Stockton, California, in 2007.

Information provided by the United States at the sentencing and change of plea hearings showed Bailey distributed methamphetamine to confidential informants in the Mason City area.  On May 1, 2014, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at defendant’s residence, and his 2001 Chevrolet.  Officers seized from the residence a handgun, $5,613 in U.S. currency, prescription pills, surveillance equipment, baggies, and narcotic paraphernalia.  Located in defendant’s vehicle was 18.72 grams 99% pure methamphetamine.

Bailey was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Bailey was sentenced to 292 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve an 8-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Bailey 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 Jack Lammers    and investigated by the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, Mason City Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Court file information is available at  The case file number is CR 14-3046.

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Updated March 6, 2015