SHELBY COUNTY RESIDENT SENTENCED TO EIGHTY-SEVEN MONTHS FOR MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE

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April 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Shelby County man was sentenced this week to more than seven-years in prison on drug charges. The U-S Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Iowa says 50-year old Rodney Dean Brewer, of Elk Horn, was sentenced Tuesday to 87 months of imprisonment for manufacturing methamphetamine at his residence in Shelby County.

United States District Judge John E. Jarvey also ordered Brewer to serve a four year term of supervised release following incarceration.

On January 14th, Brewer plead guilty in a Council Bluffs federal court, to intent to manufacture methamphetamine on or about July 26th, 2010. A search warrant executed on that date at Brewer’s residence located at 4235 Union Street in Elk Horn, resulted in the discovery of an active methamphetamine lab. During the investigation by law enforcement it was determined that Brewer had been actively manufacturing for over six months at the residence.

The investigation was conducted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Audubon

County Sheriff’s Office, the SWIN Task Force, the Shelby County Attorney’s Office, and the Division of Narcotics Enforcement.