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Man Sentenced to Over Nine Years for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

A man who possessed over 150 grams of methamphetamine in Eldora, Iowa, was sentenced today to serve over nine years in federal prison.

Shane Anthony Johnson, age 45, from St. Anthony, Iowa, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

In a plea agreement, Johnson admitted to being involved in the transport of 165 grams of methamphetamine before being apprehended by Eldora police officers.  It was later discovered Johnson had obtained approximately four ounces of methamphetamine from the same supplier before the date of his arrest.  Johnson’s criminal history included methamphetamine-related convictions in 2019 and 2014, several theft convictions, and other offenses.

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Johnson was sentenced to serve 109 months’ imprisonment and must serve a five‑year term of supervised release following his term of incarceration.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Johnson remains in the custody of the United States Marshal until he is transported to federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason Dorval Norwood.

Court file information at

The case file number is 22-CR-00031-CJW.

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Updated February 14, 2023

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