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CEDAR RAPIDS – A Clear Lake man has been sentenced to 135 months in federal prison on meth charges.

Jeffrey Smith, 27, of Clear Lake, was sentenced after pleading guilty on December 30, 2010, to distributing methamphetamine.

According to information provided by prosecutors, on June 4, 2010, Smith delivered one ounce of 99 percent pure methamphetamine to an undercover agent for $2,500. Testimony at Smith’s sentencing also established that he wanted to kill the confidential informant from the case.

Smith was sentenced on March 18 in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.

Besides the 135 months in prison, Smith must also serve a four-year term of supervised release after prison. There is no parole in the federal system.

Smith is being held in the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service until he can be transported to a federal prison.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers and was investigated by the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, Mason City Police Department, Clear Lake Police Department and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

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