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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 2, 2018

Harrison County Man Sentenced to Prison for Opioid Distribution

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa-- On March 28, 2018, Mark Edward May, age 32, of Missouri Valley, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 14 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and distribution of oxycodone and hydrocodone announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. May was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term.

May pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and five counts of distribution of a controlled substance on November 16, 2017. May orchestrated the distribution of hydrocodone and oxycodone on multiple occasions to an undercover law enforcement agent from numerous individuals, including co-defendants Chiann May Jones, Jeremiah D. Jones, and Clara Ann Milks. May and his co-defendants made false medical claims to local physicians to obtain the pills.

This investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, United States Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Prescription Drugs
Health Care Fraud
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov
Updated April 2, 2018