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

Monday, May 13, 2013

Storm Lake Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

A man who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced May 10, 2013, to more than five years in federal prison.

Rodney Brock, 43, from Storm Lake, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 7, 2013, guilty plea to conspiring to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Brock admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from about July 2011 through October 2012 that manufactured and distributed at least 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. According to pseudoephedrine purchase logs obtained in the investigation, starting in July 2011 through October 2012 Brock himself acquired at least 34.9 grams of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine, and associates of Brock acquired at least 55 grams of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine by Brock. On July 5, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Brock’s residence and seized a number of items indicative of methamphetamine manufacturing.

Brock was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Brock was sentenced to 66 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Brock 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 was investigated by the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the 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 12-4097.

Updated February 19, 2015