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Spencer Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy Charge

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

Kenneth Alan Block, age 35, from Spencer, Iowa, was sentenced on December 6, 2022, in federal court in Sioux City, to 8 years in federal prison. 

On July 19, 2022, Block pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that from February 2021 through September 2021, Block and others distributed at least 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Spencer area.  In addition, on September 29, 2021, Block was found with approximately 170 grams of ice methamphetamine after giving consent to search his car.  

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Block was sentenced to 96 months’ imprisonment and must serve a 4 year term of supervised release following imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Block remains in custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick T. Greenwood and was investigated by the Spencer, Iowa Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Great Lakes Task Force, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and Iowa DCI Laboratory. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 22-4020.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated December 7, 2022

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