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Atlantic Iowa Resident Sentenced To 122 Months In Prison For Distributing Methamphetamine

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On January 22, 2014, Paul William Jessen, a 44 year-old resident of Atlantic, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie Rose to 122 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.

On September 4, 2013, Jessen pled guilty to the charge which was the result of an investigation conducted into methamphetamine distribution in and around the Atlantic, Iowa area. Jessen was part of a drug trafficking group who distributed methamphetamine obtained from a source in Omaha, Nebraska.

The investigation was conducted by the Atlantic, Iowa, Police Department, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

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Updated March 12, 2015