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Mills County, Iowa Resident Sentenced To 135 Months For Manufacturing Methamphetamine

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On April 18, 2013, Adam Michael Blackman, a 40 year old resident of Mills County, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner to 135 months imprisonment for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Chief Judge Gritzner also ordered Blackman to serve an eight year term of supervised release following incarceration.

On January 9, 2013, Blackman pled guilty to a charge of manufacturing at least five grams of methamphetamine in Hamburg, Iowa. The charge was the result of an investigation conducted by several law enforcement agencies into the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine by Blackman. On May 1, 2012, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office located an active methamphetamine manufacturing operation in an apartment building in Hamburg, Iowa. Blackman, along with several other people were found at the location of the manufacturing operation. Blackman admitted he was manufacturing methamphetamine when the Fremont County Sheriff’s investigators arrived.

The investigation was conducted by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, the Mills County, Iowa, Sheriff's Office, Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics 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