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Northern District of Iowa

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mason City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Involvement in Meth Conspiracy

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 1, 2015, to more than 7 years in federal prison.

William Allan Odell II, 43, from Mason City, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 13, 2015, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Odell admitted to his involvement from June 2014 through December 2014 in a conspiracy that distributed more than 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. On November 26, 2014, Odell was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Odell was searched, and several used syringes as well as a bag of unused ones were located in his coat pockets. Odell was also found in possession of 9.38 grams of methamphetamine, which was located on the passenger side of the car, along with a digital scale and two empty baggies. Odell admitted to selling ½ ounce amounts during the time period of the conspiracy.

Odell was sentenced in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Odell was sentenced to 90 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Odell 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 15-3010.

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Updated July 2, 2015