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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Previously Convicted Drug Felon Sentenced for Methamphetamine Charges

A man found in possession of methamphetamine was sentenced July 1, 2015, to more than 17 years in federal prison.

Mackenzie Everett Servantez, 26, from Mason City, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 13, 2015, guilty plea to possession more than 5 grams of methamphetamine. Servantez was previously convicted of a felony drug offense in 2007.

In a plea agreement, Servantez admitted on October 15, 2014, he was in possession of more than 5 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  Servantez was stopped by law enforcement after a car chase which turned into a foot pursuit.  Servantez was found in possession of 19.82 grams of pure methamphetamine, at least some of which he intended to distribute.  Officers also found a scale, a meth pipe and two cellular phones.  Approximately $1227 cash was recovered from Servantez. 

Servantez was sentenced in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Schroeder was sentenced to 210 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. Servantez 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 14-3070.

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Updated July 2, 2015