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CEDAR RAPIDS - Two Mason City men have been sentenced to federal prison for roles in a meth distribution conspiracy in North Iowa and Colorado.

Matthew Vance Query, 34, and Ronald William Frank, 31, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Query and Frank were sentenced in Cedar Rapids by U.S. District Court Judge Linda R. Reade.  

Query was sentenced to 151 months in prison, or more than 12 years and 7 months. A special assessment of $100 was imposed and he must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  

Frank was sentenced to 8 years in prison. A special assessment of $100 was imposed and he must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  

There is no parole in the federal system. Both Query and Frank are being held in the U.S. Marshal’s custody until they can be transported to a federal prison.

Query and Frank admitted their involvement in a conspiracy to distribute meth in North Iowa and Colorado between 2012 and April 7, 2017, according to a news release. 

Search warrants were executed in April 2017 as part of the investigation into Frank and Query, including a traffic stop, search of Query’s residence, a storage unit and a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Frank.  

The search yielded marijuana and a container containing 378.9 grams of ice meth.

During the search of Query’s residence, marijuana, scales, packaging materials and cash was located.  Stolen property was located at Query’s residence and storage unit.  

Query was responsible for the distribution of more than 500 grams of actual (pure) meth.  Frank was responsible for the distribution of more than 150 grams of actual (pure) meth.

Query pleaded guilty Aug. 10, 2017, and Frank pleaded guilty Aug. 28, 2017.

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.

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