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Ida Grove Man Sentenced to Prison for Meth Distribution

November 23, 2021 5:49am

An Ida Grove man who conspired to distribute over five kilograms of methamphetamine was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison Monday in Sioux City Federal Court.

In June, 34-year-old Cory Mackey pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Evidence showed that from February of 2019 through early July last year, Mackey conspired to distribute over five kilograms of meth in the Ida County area.

On January 16th of 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Mackey's home and discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. In July of last year, authorities discovered a vehicle, in which Mackey was a passenger, parked in the wrong lane on a rural road in Holstein. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 2.75 pounds of pure methamphetamine, and over 18-thousand dollars in cash.

In addition to the prison term, Mackey must also serve a five-year term of supervised release following any imprisonment. Mackey remains in custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was investigated by the Ida County Sheriff's Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and DCI Laboratory.