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Plymouth County Man Sentenced To Prison For Methamphetamine Conviction

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

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced September 11, 2014, to more than eleven years in federal prison.

Jason Moore, 30, from LeMars, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 25, 2014, guilty plea to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Moore admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from about June of 2012 through March 2013, that distributed more than 500 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  During the time period of the conspiracy, Moore lived in Northwest Iowa and sold methamphetamine to various customers in Northwest and Central Iowa.  Moore traveled to Des Moines, Iowa one or two times a week to obtain methamphetamine for resale in Central and Northwest Iowa.

Moore was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Donald E. O’Brien.  Moore was sentenced to 162 months with credit for 19 months previously served for a current sentence of 143 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.

Moore 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 Clay County Sheriff’s Office, who was assisted by the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Spirit Lake Police Department, Le Mars Police Department, Hawarden Police Department, O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, Sheldon Police Department, and the Central Iowa Drug Task Force. 

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 13-4039.

Updated February 19, 2015