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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 17, 2015

Man Previously Convicted of Drug Felony Sentenced for Methamphetamine Charges

A man who possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 15, 2015, to 18 years in federal prison.

Kirk Anthony Bennett, age 43, from Charles City, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 16, 2015, guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Bennett was previously convicted of possession of a controlled substance in 2011.

At the guilty plea, Bennett admitted on September 2, 2014, he was in possession of ice methamphetamine which he intended to distribute.  Bennett was found in possession of 123.11 grams of ice methamphetamine when a search warrant was executed after a controlled package delivery of ice methamphetamine was served at his residence.

Bennett was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Bennett was sentenced to 216 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a 10-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Bennett 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 https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 14-3053.

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Updated July 17, 2015