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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Malvern, Iowa, Resident Sentenced To 132 Months In Prison For Manufacturing Methamphetamine Next To A School

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On March 25, 2014, Jesse R. Salmons-Rice, a 31 year-old resident of Malvern, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 132 months in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Salmons-Rice was also ordered to serve eight years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment.

On September 4, 2013, Salmons-Rice pled guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of the real property of a school. The guilty plea was the result of an investigation by law enforcement into the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine in and around Mills County, Iowa. Salmons-Rice was found to have been manufacturing methamphetamine on or about November 6, 2012, in the loft of his garage which was located within twenty-eight feet of an elementary school in Malvern, Iowa.

The investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, the Mills County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Division of Narcotic Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015