A Forest City man has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine.
Jordan Lee Meier, 20, is required by Iowa law to serve at least eight years and four months of that sentence before being eligible for work release or parole.
Meier pleaded guilty on May 28 in Hancock County District Court to felony conspiracy to deliver or possess with intent to deliver methamphetamine.
Meier requested immediately sentencing.
Law enforcement seized more than three grams of methamphetamine from Meier's vehicle during a traffic stop on March 22 in Klemme, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.
During an investigation, officers found evidence Meier was involved in the distribution of more than five grams in the weeks before the traffic stop, according to the sheriff's office.
As part of a plea bargain, the Hancock County Attorney's Office agreed to dismiss additional felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and conspiracy to manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance, both stemming from the March 22 traffic stop.
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Trial information filed by Hancock County Attorney Blake Norman states Meier conspired with Dakota Schuver to deliver meth.
Schuver, 25, Garner, was a passenger in Meier's vehicle.
The trial information also states Meier is an habitual felony offender, having been previously convicted of failure to affix a drug tax stamp, second-degree burglary and third-degree burglary in Winnebago County; and second-degree theft and second-degree criminal mischief in Worth County.
Meier was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
Schuver pleaded guilty to felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He's been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
Additional felony charges of conspiracy to deliver or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance possession of contraband were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.