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CEDAR RAPIDS - A Nora Springs man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison.

Delbert Raymond Lane, 40, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth Nov. 13, 2017.

U.S. District Court Judge Linda R. Reade sentenced Lane to 120 months in prison or 10 years.  

A special assessment of $100 was imposed and he must also serve five-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  

There is no parole in the federal system.

Lane admitted his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute meth in North Iowa between 2014 and April 2017, according to a news release. 

During this timeframe, Lane was receiving ounces of high-purity meth and breaking it into smaller quantities for resale, law enforcement said. 

In August 2016, Lane sold an eighth of an ounce of meth to a confidential informant in Mason City.

On Nov. 23, 2016, Lane was in possession, with intent to deliver, approximately 43 grams of 96 percent pure meth. He sold meth in various quantities, up to ounces.

Lane is being held in the U.S. Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Lammers and investigated by the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force and the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office.

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.




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