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Nov 08

Eagle Grove Man Sentenced in Meth Case

Via: United States Attorney’s Office

(KHBT) — A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced November 2, 2018, to seven years in federal prison.

Gregory Stockdale, 52, from Eagle Grove, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 12, 2018, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Stockdale admitted that from about February 2017 through November 2017, he was involved in a conspiracy that distributed 1.5 kilograms of actual (pure) methamphetamine in the Eagle Grove, Iowa area.  Evidence showed Stockdale was involved in meth dealing for over ten years. In addition, Stockdale and a co-conspirator each possessed a firearm during an attempted drug deal.  A search warrant was executed at Stockdale’s residence where officers seized over 8 grams of pure methamphetamine, $600 in cash, and other indicia of drug distribution including a drug scale and packaging materials.

Stockdale was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Stockdale was sentenced to 84 months’ imprisonment.   He must also serve a four-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Stockdale is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Division of Criminalistic Laboratory, Eagle Grove Police Department, and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.