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Atlantic Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Offense

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Christopher M. Jespersen, age 38, of Atlantic, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 120 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. His prison term will be followed by five of supervised release. According to court documents, Jespersen pleaded guilty to the offense in June of 2021. Additionally, Jespersen was sentenced to 15 months to be served after his 120- month sentence for violating the terms of his supervised release from a prior conviction.

In March of 2021, Jespersen was stopped for a traffic violation while driving in Dallas County, Iowa. A lawful search of Jespersen’s vehicle recovered over 100 grams of methamphetamine along with digital scales and other drug distribution paraphernalia.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, Mid-Iowa Narcotics Task Force, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement investigated the case.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated October 26, 2021

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